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Applications for the following scholarships are being accepted during the Fall

term. Refer to Section 4 of the Undergraduate Calendar for further criteria. Application forms are available in the Student Awards Office, 2nd floor, Needles Hall. All Faculties: Doreen Brisbin Award - interested females entering 4th year in Spring or Fall 1998 in an Honours program in which women are currently under-represented. Deadline: APR 30/98 Don Hayes Award - for involvement & contribution to athletics and/or sports therapy. Deadline: JAN 30/98 Leeds-Waterloo Student Exchange Program Award - students to contact John Medley, Mechanical Engineering. Mike Moser Memorial Award - available to 3rd or 4th year based on extracurricular and financial need. Deadline: JAN 9/98

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences: Mark Forster Memoriat Award - available to 3rd or 4th year Kinesiology. Deadline: JAN 30/98 Michael Gellner Memorial Scholarship - available to 38 Kinesiology or Health Studies. Deadline: MAR 31/98 Robert Haworth Scholarship - completion of 3rd year in an honours program in resource management related to Park Planning and Management, Recreation, Natural Heritage or Outdoor Recreation. Deadline: MAY 28/98 Kate Kenny Memorial Award I available to 3rd or 4th year Kinesiology with an interest in rehabilitative medicine. Deadline: OCT 31/97RAWCO - available to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Recreation and Leisure Studies. Deadline: JAN 30/ 98 Faculty of Arts: Concordia Club Award - available to 3rd year Regular or 3A Co-op Germanic 8 Slavic. Deadline: JAN 31/98

Faculty of Engineering: Andersen Consulting Scholarship available to 38. Deadltne: MAR 31/98 Environmental Scholarship - available to 3rd year Environmental Chemical. Deadline: MAY 28/98 OPE Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship - available to all 28 & 3B based on extracurricular and marks. Deadline: NOV 28/97 Marcel P equegnat Scholarship -available to 38 Civil, water resource management students. Deadline: MAY 28/ 98 Faculty of Environmental Studies: Shelley Eltison Memorial Award available to 3rd year Planning. Deadtine: NOV 28/97 Robert Haworth Scholarship - available to 38 Park Planning and Management, Recreation, Natural Heritage & Planning, Outdoor Education. Deadline: MAY 30198 Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship -available to 3rd year Environment & Resource Studies, Planning, Water Resource Mgt. Deadline: MAY 31/97 Faculty of Mathematics: Andersen Consulting Scholarship available to 38. Deadline: MAR 31/98 Electrohome75th Anniversary Scholarship - available to 38 Computer Science. Deadline: NOV 28/97 Sun Life of Canada Award - available to 2nd year Actuarial Science. Deadline: NOV 28/97 Faculty of Science: David M. Forget Memorial Award in Geology - available to 2A Earth Science, see department S.C. Johnson & Son Ltd. Environmentat Scholarship - available to 3rd year Chemistry. Deadline: MAY 30/98 Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship -available to 3B Earth ScienceMater Resource Mgt. Deadline: MAY 30/98

Datatel Scholar Foundatin Award: Applications are now being accepted for the Datatel Scholars Foundation Awards Program. The awards have a value of up to $2,000 each and are available to full-time or part-time students, graduate or undergraduate, in any discipline. Applications will be evaluated based on acedemic merit, personal motivation, external activities, including employment, extracurricular activities, and letters of reference. Application deadline is January 23, 1998. Interested students should contact the Student Awards Office or the Graduate Studies Off ice for an application form. Fox l-lumanitarian Award Program: The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program provides renewable scholarships valued up to $4,000 annually to undergraduate students currently studying towards a first degree. The awards are intended to encourage Canadian youth to seek the high ideals represented by Terry Fox. SelecTerry


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service,humanitarianism, perserverance, courage in the face of obstacles, and the pursuit of excellence in academics and fitness. Application deadline is February lst, 1998. For further information and application forms, contact the Student Awards Office,

SUNDAYS Outer Club Kayaking - presented by the Outer’s Club members in PAC pool from 8 to IO p.m. Boats, eqiuipment provided ; beginners welcome ; $3.00. Practice strokes, rolls, get wet, have fun! MONDAYS Outers Ciub Meetings - Environmental Studies 1, room 221 at 7 p.m. Discuss and plan outdoor adventures. Get help with organizing and equipment (rentals available}. Day trips happening every weekend. CHECK US OUT! WEDNESDAYS Come to Grace Christian Fellowship for an at cost supper, singing & Bible study,4:30 p.m., McKirdy Hall, St. Paul’s College. Call Tim Uyl883-0435 WEDNESDAYS Pascal Club meets at 12-I pm in SLC 2133. A faculty, staff, & graduate student reading club with achristian orientation. We will be reading “the Act of Bible Reading, A multi-disciplinary Approach to Biblical Interpretation.” Other faiths and undergrads also welcome. contact: Chaplain Graham E. Morbey at Chaplains office SLC 2126, ext 3633 or call 884-l 970 ext.2739. THURSDAYS Students Advising Co-op weekly meetings are at 5:30 in Needles Hall, room 1029.

Novena - (9 days) 0 Holy Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ; the faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg you, to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. Inr eturn I propose to make your name known and cause your name to be invoked. Three Our Fathers. three Hail Marys, three Glories. St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoke your aid. publication must be promised. This novena has never known to fail.

Friday, November 28,1997 “The Odd Couple”What’s your relationship with God? Come find out at MC2034 at 7 p.m. Free refreshments. Hosted by Chinese Christian Fellowship. Contact Sandra at 884-5897. Are you interested in working in the USA? Come hear from a Waterloo grad about job opportunities, immigration prcesses and other related topics. IO:00 to II:30 in SLC 2134/2135. Saturday, November 29,1997 Art Festival/Miniature Sale & Silent Auction - East Campus Hall - Nov. 28 3:30-7:30 and Nov. 29 noon to 6 p.m. For info call 888-4567, ext. 6923. Christmas Interlude - First United Church, corner of King & William St., Waterloo 7l-4. Musical entertainment, baked goods, crafts, white elephant! Come one, come all! Grand Opening of the 4th Annual Wonders of Winter, Festival of Lights at the Clay and Glass Gallery at 5:30 p.m. For info call 747-8769. Monday,December I,1997 “lmagine...A place of hope” - “Imagine” Hair Salon in the Atrium, 33 Erb St. will give all proceeds to Hopespring Cancer Centre. For more info call 746-3650. Tuesday, December 2,1997 Fed Art Commission will be hosting a Christmas Concert from 7-9 in the Great Hall, SLC. Performed by Conrad Grebel Quartet. Free admission, with refreshments. Outers

Club end of term Pot luck din-

ner at the Grad House at 7 p.m. All mem hers welcome! Wednesday, December 3,1997 Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo Coming Out Discussion Group. Topic: “The Role of the Internet & Other Media in Coming Out” 730 p.m. Social follows at 9 p.m. PAS 3005. Meet old friends and make new ones. All welcome. Details: 884-4569.

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Altercation provokes legal action VP Education Jeff Gardner in drunken scuffle with security staff by &en Imprint

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W Federation of Students Vice President Education, Jeff Gardner, is pursuing legal action against local nightclub the Revolution, following an incident that occurred there on Friday, November 14, between Gardner and Revolution security staff. Gardner went to the Revolution with a group of friends to celebrate his birthday. Over the course of the evening, he became very drunk, and by his own admission should have been cut off. Todd Ancich, the general club manager of the Revolution, said that Gardner was bumping into patrons, one of whom pointed Gardner out to security. As the club policy states that patrons who are too drunk are to be escorted out of the club, two security staff asked Gardner to leave. Security staff escorted him to a side door, to avoid a “big show at the front door,” Gardner maintains that he was willing to leave. Realizingthat his friends had his jacket and money for cab fare, Gardner called to them. The security staff informed Gardner that he had to leave immediately. When Gardner’s friends c’ame over they were told to use the front door. Ancich says that

staff assaulted Gardner. Ancich says staff are trained in techniques like the arm bar specifically to subdue people who refuse to leave. Ancich maintains that it is never acceptable to hit patrons, saying “I’ve let people go who had short fuses.” Gardner said that after he was “subdued” he refused to leave until the police were called, and came to deal with the incident. According to Ancich, Gardner did not wait calmly, but yelled at the security staff and “bumped his chest into them.” Since Gardner refused to leave the property, the security staff attempted to forcibly remove him, Ancich commented that it is the club’s right to remove someone if they refuse to leave themseIves. Gardner stated that the security staff forcibly dragged him across the parking lot by his feet, scraping his arms in the process. Ancich said that since Gardner refused to

Ancich maintains that Gardner hit one of the security staff and was then subdued in order to control him. the side door can be seen from the front door so they could meet Gardner outside. Gardner did not want to leave without his friends and stopped at the side door. At this point, the two parties have conflicting accounts of what happened. Gardner maintains that he stumbled and fell into one of the security staff. Ancich says that Gardner struck one of the security staff, breaking his nose and chipping one of his teeth. The other security guards subdued Gardner on the ground. According to Ancich, Gardner wrestled with the securitystaffbeforecalmingdown. Gardner maintains that the security staff kicked and punched him while he was on the ground. Gardner says he understood why he was thrown out, but could not understand why he was “pummeled.” Ancich maintains that “there is no way” the security

leave calmly he was forcibly removed, and had to be subdued twice more. It had snowed that evening and the parking lot was icy. According to Ancich, the second time that Gardner was brought to his feet, he slipped on the ice and did a “face plant” on the pavement. Gardner asked a cab driver to call the police. Ancich said that he also called the police at this point. Gardner maintained that he waited for the police to arrive. Ancich maintained that Gardner was still yelling at security and “putting on a big show” in the parking lot. When constable E.Fyfe arrived, Gardner got into his car and gave the officer his statement in which he maintained he was assaulted. The officer then went into the club to take statements from the Revolution staff. When theofficer returned,

he informed Gardner that the club staff stated that Gardener refused to leave and so was forcibly removed. Gardner said he wished to pursue to issue and was informed he would need to see the justice of the peace. The next day Gardner did go to the justice of the peace, and received a court date of December 6 to pursue the matter. Both parties acknowledge that Gardner had too much to drink on the evening in

maintains that he was kicked and punched in what amounted to assault by the security staff, and then dragged across the parking lot. Gardner is frustrated by the incident saying “it’s upsetting. . .just because we’re students, you can’t beat us up.” Ancich is also upset by the incident and maintains that the allegations of assault are not true. “There was easily 100 people in the parking lot. Ifwe had assaulted him there would

Gardner maintains that he was kicked and punched in what amounted to assault. question. The point of contention is the amount of force used to remove Gardner from the property. Ancich maintains that Gardner hit one of the security staff and was then subdued in order to control him. Ancich says that since Gardner did not want to leave he was “unwillingly moved,” but only necessary force was used. Gardner

have been a lineup at the pay-phone to call the cops,” he commented. Ultimately the issue will be settled in court on December 6. Gardner is not optimistic about the outcome: “I’m resigned to the fact that I’m going to lose, but at least it will make it public and people can avoid it happening to themselves,” he says.

Protestors face hearing Students without a lawyer

by Wendy Imprint


Vnoucek staff

niversity of Guelph students who were charged in the Board of Governors protest, faced their first judicial hearing on November 10. Of the 26 students standing trial, only one student pleaded “guilty.” Originally, 35 students received four judicial charges each for their involvement last March in the Board of Governors takeover. Some of the charges, includingthe ones against members of the press, were dropped. Other charges were stayed because the students were no longer enrolled at the university. The remaining students face disruption and interference charges under Section five of the University of Guelph Student Rights and Responsibilities. Original charges of trespass and damage of university property were formally dropped at the judicial hearing. The students who pleaded “not guilty” were quoted in the On&zrion, the University of Guelph student newspaper, as hav-

ing stated that they did not view the decision-making body, the judicial panel, as legitimate and had only appeared because they had to. The defendants, who are without their lawyer until February 1998, asked that the hearing be delayed until that time. As was quoted in the Ontarion, the Chair of the tribunal, Ken Woodside, responded by saying, “Simply, there is no way we can wait until next February. . .that is out of the question.” One argument for the delay, made by the defendants is that they did not obtain full disclosure of materials being used against them - specifically a short videotape taken by the city police. Keith McIntyre, director of Security Services at the IJniversity of Guelph, was quoted in the O~&CNI as having said that enough copies would be available for disclosure to the defendants by Friday, November 14th so that the trial could continue. The Chair also ruled that there would not be any electronic recording of the trial, nor any public record of the proceedings.

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Federalemployeesdefault on studentloans by Adam Imprint

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he federal government estimates that 3,500 staff members are lagging behind in their student loan repayments. Human Resources and Development Canada (HRDC) is demanding that they begin to pay back their debts. The majority of defaulters, some 900 individuals, work at Revenue Canada. Another 446 people are employed by HRDC, which operates the student loan program. The rest are spread out among . . the varrous departments, including National Defence, Correctional Services and Heritage Canada. According to Eric Flynn, acting director of accounting operations at Human Resources, letters wili be sent out over the next couple of weeks to suggest that staff members create an agree-

able plan of repayment. In total, federal employees owe the government $28 million. Jeff Gardner, Vice President, Education for UW’s Federation of Students, suggests that blame should not automatically be assigned to those in arrears. “Under the current loan program, monthly payments, determined without considering an individual’s debtto-income ratio, are too high.”

the government overY!!!$28million. The official list of defaulters was compiled by matching names with the federal employee database. A clause in the Privacy Act does allow departments to disclose employee information to locate someone who owes a debt to the government. “It is one of

the tools that we have,” remarks Eric Flynn. “If we didn’t think it would be fair, we wouldn’t have done IL” Gardner agrees that Ottawa is legally justified in searching out people whoare behind indebt payments. However, he suggests that the “government attempt to fix the loan system instead of imposing punitive measures on those who default.” The number of loan

has increased by fifty per cent over the last four years. A branch of HRDC is considering changes to the student loan program. Different models on income-based debt remission have been studied. The Prime Minister is also promoting a multi-billion dollar scholarship fund that will decrease students’ need to borrow large sums of money to pay fur their education.


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or students who have not yet found a co-op placement for the winter term, some of the resources available and various job search tips are listed below. It may also be beneficial to speak with other students. Your job search will involve a lot of time and hard work, but this is necessary to make it fruitful: 1) Visit the Career Resources Centre, where you can find information on resume writing, interview skills and networking skills, in books, videos and pamphlets. You can also find contact names

and research potential employers using the employer files. 2) Book an appointment to visit the Student Career Advisors (SCA) in the Career Resources Centre. They are fully trained advisors who will sit down with individual students and suggest improvements to enhance your ‘resumes. Note: last day to book appointments with the SCAs is December 3, 1997, 3) Talk to students, friends and/or family to inform them of your job search and to obtain potential leads. 4) Check the on-line Co-op Student Reference Manual at infocecs/manual/indeir.html for job search ideas. You may also

purchase one from the UW bookstore. 5) Pick up a copy of the Career Development Manual, which is available for every University of Waterloo student in the Career Resources Centre with your student card. 6) Get an answering machine or voice mail system with a professional-sounding message so that potential employers may easily reach you. 7) Check your e-mail daily and respond quickly to potential employers (if you included your e-mail address on your resume). 8) Do not give up! Your persistence will eventually pay off. The door of opportunity will soon open!



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Apple buyout puts UW grads out of business Computer supply company sues for breachof contract L

by John Meagfier special to Imprint

.+ Y n late October; TCI Manua supplier of enclo1 facturing, A sures and internal power sup‘@lies started by UW graduates, sued Power Computing, a company TCI supplied to, in a breach of contract lawsuit worth $42.75 million US. Power Computing was bought out by Apple for $100 million US after having their licerise that allowed them to clone Mac technology revoked. Power Computing controlled 12 per cent of the Macintosh market and TCI was the sole supplier of enclosures and internal power supplies for their entire product

line, TCI’s complaint is that Power Computing has failed to honour its orders for TCI products made prior to the buyout. This forced TCI to default on debts to its own suppliers and put most of its worldwide employees out of work. Prior to the failure of Power Computing, TCI was respected in the Taiwanese computer-business community and its product designs had earned a good repuration. “Power Computing was put out of business by Apple and they got $100 million US,” said TCI President Patrick Jabal. “Now it’s time for them to deliver by honouring their contracts, and they’ve left us blowing in the wind.” Jabal feels this to be very I

unfair for his company, products made Power ing’ssuccess possible. TCI Manufacturing vately-owned Canadian

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tending UW, as well as Patrick also Jabal and D ennis Mumford, principal owners. TCI was also a placement for UW co-op students in its early

TCI owes their success in their early years to UVK based in Taiwan, with smaller offices in Ontario, Texas and China. The business was started in 1987 by Waterloo Systems Design Engineering grads Dave Allan and Michael Volken (minority shareholder) while they were still at-

days, and Allan feels they owe their success in TCI’s early years to UW, where some students and graduates worked for free. TCI once consisted of 40 employees worldwide. Now their employee count is a mere five,

and the only TCI offices that remain open are the ones in Taiwan and Texas. TCI’s main Taiwanese creditars seized several hundred thousand dollars worth of assets, consistingofsofrware, equipment and furniture. TCI filed the lawsuit against Power Computing due to breach of contract, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, promissary estoppel and fraud. In filing this lawsuit, TCI hopes to be compensated for products in stock that cost about $3 million US and now have no open market value. If they win the lawsuit, TCI’s owners may consider a new business venture. If they lose, they will be looking for new jobs.

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consults students before changes made

Ontario Education Minister David Johnson has promised that students will be consulted prior to changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), especially the government’s proposed income-contingent loan repayment system. This news brings praise from student leaders and members from the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), who in September campaigned to ensure that student, faculty, staff, university and lending groups were consulted prior to any fundamental changes to Ontario’s student aid system. Changes to OSAP introduced this summer without sufficient consultation resulted in difficulties for many returning students. Barry McCartan, Executive Director of OUSA, said that

they (OUSA) intend to table proposals before the consultative body at its first meeting, which are designed to make loan repayment more flexible after graduation without increasing costs to students. OUSA met November 21 with officials of the Ministry of Education and Training to develop ongoing consultation on student aid reform. The Alliance calls for a roundtable of key groups to exchange views and information on student aid issues.


dead after weekend accidents

Three separate car accidents all occurring in a little over nine hours killed five people this past Friday, November 21. Dead are three teenagers, Christine (Kristie) Mike1 (IS), Amanda Miller( 16), and Jennifer Tunstall (15), all of Waterloo. The cause of their accident remains undetermined as ofyet, though both alcohol and bad weather were ruled out as factors. Also dead are

Helmut Haegele (69) of Kitchener, who was killed when he ran into a cube van while riding his bicycle without a helmet, and Caius Jupan. (39), also of Kitchener, who was killed by a oncoming car in the opposite lane who was attempting to pass another car.



tral power to make decisions for the public. The occupiers believe that the Tories are ignoring the interests of the public, and hope that a peaceful protest will draw attention to the issues of democracy and centralized power.

Aggravated assault upgraded to murder


On Friday, November 21, a group of university and high school students and community members from the K-W area occupied Tory M.P.P. Elizabeth Witmer’s office. For three hours, the seven protestors engaged in dialogue with both staff and poiice. Vaughn Vendor executive assistant to Witmer, served occupiers with notice to leave the premises, at which point the police threatened to arrest the demonstrators with trespassing. Although there is intense public protest, the government is preparing to pass Bill 160, which would give them even more cen-

Eight teenagers charged in the beating death of 14-year-old Reen Virk in Saanich, B.C., face anupgradingof their charges, with one alleged attacker facing firstdegree murder. Presently, 7 of the teenagers are charged with aggravated assault, the eighth with second-degree murder. Virk, a troubled runaway teen, was apparently killed during a November 14 party. There were two assaults, the first by a group of girls, and the second attack, by the bridge where Virk’s body was found, which ultimately killed her. Most disturbing to the public is the fact that 7 of the 8 assailants are girls.

Red Cross blood report released The much anticipated Krever Report was released on Wednesday, November 26. The report concluded that the tainted-blood tragedy could have been avoided had governments and the Red Cross taken precautions to prevent tainted blood from being used. Justice Horace Krever of the Ontario Court of Appeal headed the Commission of Inquiry, produced a three volume, 1,138-page report. The reportconeluded that Governments should offer compensation to all past and future victims of tainted blood. Also an independent bled authority should be created and the Canadian Red Cross Society should be removed from the blood system, The Red Cross Society will cease running the blood system next September. Alan Rock the federal health minister responded to the report by saying, “we can’t undo the damage - I wish we could.”

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he tale of consumerism, materialism and over-consumption has been told for years in many different forms. Aldous Huxley’s Bfaee i’V?w WorM describes a world where assembly line efficiency pervades all areas of human endeavour, self-indulgence is a virtue and “ending is better than mending.” One of the books in Douglas Adams’ Hj&V&‘s Gtii&to tAe G&q series tells of a planet on which a great party goes on constantly, and its inhabitants must send raiding parties to other planets to bring back more white wine and hors d’oeuvres. Even Z&@~&YK~ &y, a movie somewhat lacking in depth, had alien space monsters whose modus operandi was to strip planets of natural resources and move on. In reality, we are the monsters. We destroy our own planet and exploit each other toserve our selfish and insatiable wants. Yippee! Let the self-flagellation begin! A new movement has sprung up in the penitent nineties. In some ways it is the crowning achievement of advertisers everywhere, the next to last time they play the Baby Boomers for the suckers they are. First, as a mass of teenagers growing out of the fifties, boomers were sold rebellion and revolution as a lifestyle. “Be different. Don’t be your parents. Buy lifestyle-defining items to show how different you are.” Next was the Me Decade. The ad people assured boomers that they didn’t sell out by getting jobs in their parents ‘establishment.’ “Treat yourself well, indulge, INDULGE! You’ve earned discos and gas guzzling cars.” The eighties was the time to make money. Lots of money, Now, the ad people are selling simplicity, but of course, it’s a simplicity you have to buy. “Throw away all of your other possessions. It’s bad to accumulate things, we must save the Earth. All you need to own is this new thing because it replaces all the other stuff you own. Oh, and this camcorder to record your family’s growth; it’s simple to use.” (The last sale they will make, and have started pushing already, is death. It started with RRSPs and will end with discount coffin stores.) Of course, there does exist an earnest movement to stop our society from indulging itself to death. Buy Nothing Day attempts to point out how the high level ofconsumption in our sort of society is hell on our environment,

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corporations tacit approval to plunder developing nations and keeps people in a slave-like cycle of earning and spending. The next step in the evolution of Tribe Human has to be a redefinition of eudaimonia or Aristotle’s good life for humans, a kind of Re-Enlightenment where the only value in our world does not come from something one consumes. But I refuse to be judged on the basis of someone’s arbitrary definition of what In&to live. Taken to a ridiculous extreme, ill I really need is a loincloth (just to prevent sunburn), a lean-to, a simple system of agriculture and maybe a few fish out of a patch of water somewhere. Much of the rhetoric implies a sort of asceticism that you couldn’t sell to anyone. Besides, I am quite fond of many of my possessions, thank you. Some of them are as much a part of vho I am as what I think or do. They connect me symbolically to different times, places and people in my life. I still wear the watch my parents gave me upon graduating high school. It has meaning to me, and it is quite spiffy. “Pneumatic,” even. I bristle at the condescending implication that unless I renounce all forms of consumption, I am stupid, ignorant, callous or immoral. People are going to draw their own lines on their own consumption. Also, money and efficiency do not suck, contrary to one article in this week’s Buy Nothing Day insert. That’s like saying litres suck. I’ll say it again. Money exists so I don’t have to write articles and go to the guy who has tofu and see if he wants some words I wrote and will trade me tofu for them. Or clothes, Or medical care. Gross accumulation of wealth existed long before money as we know it did. And I would think you would want the emergency room doctor saving your life to be as efficient as possible. I will not spend my life working just so I can run down ta the mall and buy some crap I would be better off without. That’s what suckers do. I also want no part of a product that caused demonstrable harm to people during, or as a result of its production. Buy Nothing Day, to me, is about two things. Not being a sucker, and trying to be decent in an indecent world. I respect Buy Nothing Day, but I get paid today.

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of Waterloo. It is an editorially independent newspaper published by Imprint Publications, Waterloo, a corporation without share capital. Imprint is a member of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA). Imprint is published every Friday during fall and winter terms, and every second Friday during the spring term. Imprint reserves the right to screen, edit, and refuse advertising.Imprint ISSN 0706-7380. Mail should be addressed toImprint, Student Life Ccntre, Room 1116, University of Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3Gl.

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welcomes letters to the editor from students and al1 members of the community. Letters received via electronic mail must be verified to editing for brevity and clarity. The editor reserves the right to refuse to publish letters or articles which are judged to be libellous race, religion or sexual orientation. Opinions expressed are those of the individuals and not of Imprint.

CS=BS am a 4th year co-op student in I Computer Science. I am now on a work term in Toronto and I will come back for my final term in the coming January. During this work term I am taking a correspondence course, ECON 2 1’1, and it is listed in both the Undergraduate Calendar and also the Distance Education Calendar as a 0.5 credit course. Right now, it is the middle of the term and I found out that this course is actually a fV0n-crf22Q course to M&J ‘students. I was really shocked. When I applied this course, I looked up thiscourse from the Undergraduate Calendar, the Computer Science Student Handbook and also the Distance Education Calendar. None of these books specify that this course is a non-credit course open to Math students. The reason I took this course is because I want to take one course during work term so that I can reduce my workload for next term, my final term. Also, I want to graduate on time. In the Undergraduate Calendar, some of the courses will be specified as noncredit course for Math honors students. I trusted the Undergraduate’ Calendar when I was planning to register for this course. Obviously, in this case, the Undergraduate Calendar is inconsistent and giving students incorr&t/ unclear information. I found out that it is a noncredit course from my friend. She found out that there is a noncredit listing in the Math Student Handbook from MUO. I have never seen that book before and didn’t even know of its existence since it is not distributed to CS students by CS advisors. CS students are only given the Computer Science Handbook. There are almost 100 noncredit courses in the Math Student Handbook which are credit courses for other students. There is no such listing in any section in the Undergraduate Calendar nor in the Computer Science Handbook, Also, when.1 got the signature from my CS Advisor, for the approval of taking this course, he didn’t give me any warning or suggestion in taking this noncredit course. I am really unhappy about that. I think that the advisor’s role is more than just giving us signatures on our registration forms. He should be asking students relevant questions and also providing suggestions. I used to trust the Undergraduate Calendar, the CS Advisors and also the CS Student Handbook. It seems to me that none of them are worth trusting right now. I have wasted my time, money, ruined my schedule and

increased my workload for next term. I am lucky enough that I know that now, and not when I am about to graduate. However, I think I am not the only one who should take the responsibility. I hope that the Math/Computer Science Department can do something about this issue. Also, I have talked to many of my friends and 99 per cent of them do not know there is a noncredit listing. I am pretty sure there are many students out there who still do not know that they have taken non-credit course(s). It will be too late to know by the time they are about to graduate and are planning to graduate on time. There are many innocent victims in the Math Faculty including myself. Please help us! The non-credit listing is very important to Math students and they should be able to see it in the most common reference document (i.e. the Undergraduate Calendar). Also, the advisors are responsible to advise student on taking non-credit courses. -Wmdy

A revelation at the Revolution?

the Revolution, there is only maybe one per cent of the patrons of this establishment who have to be escorted out of the building for mixing alcohol afid violence. There is no mention that after Jeff was subdued and had settled down, he walked to the Flying Dog, escorted by door staff several feet behind him. Nothing was said about Jeff s cab bearing friend being asked by the door staff to meet Jeff at the front doors of the Revolution, an invitation he passed up because he didn’t want to leave the bar. And there was no mention that when the police were called and after both sides of the stories were told and witness reports were filled, that the police sided with the door staff. Most ofJny fellow co-workers come from diverse situations, some working to support themselves and their families, some to help pay for school, and some for extra money. We’re nor professionals, we’re just there to make a little extra money to get by with. Please don’t get me wrong, I have no quarrel with Jeff Gardner. My only quarrel lies in the fact that if you’re going to write a letter to hurt the reputation of the Revolution, make sure you list all the facts so the readers can form their own opinion.

Shoesmistake the man? T am writing in response to an larticle written about men’s shoes in last week’s Imprint I happen to own a pair of shoes quite similar to one of the shoes shown in the photographs. I take particular offence to the comments underneath this photograph, most especially, “he’s gay”. Surely there is no possible way an individual’s sexual preferencecan be correlated to that person’s shoes. While it is of no interest to any other person on this campus other than myself, ILchoose to be heterosexual and when I purchase shoes I am not buying a representation of my sexuality. I am buying one of life’s needs and these particular shoes happen to be in fashion according to borh CQ and DetaiAF, two highly-rated men’s

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Driving ourselves willfully insane


f Dr. Hughson doesn’t put me in a Head Down Tilt, 2) if Dr. Prentice doesn’t push back my thesis date, 3) if Dr. Allard doesn’t stop using her Long Term Memory, 4) if N.Theberge doesn’t stop insisting women can play hockey and 5) if Dr. Bishop doesn’t treat my subdural hematoma, I’m go&g on strike. Don’t test me, I’ll do it! I’m a crazy fourth year! Mad, I say! -4Sti.s Edginton 4N Kinesio/og


very time I read the letter “Playing Safe” in the November 21 edition of Imprint’ I can feel the outrage and have to say something. When I first started writing this letter, I was told thatImprint staff would edit the letter to fit the space constraints of the paper. So when I read the letter “Playing Safe,” I just assumed that this is what happened to Jeff Gardner’s letter. I say this because several facts were left out, In the letter, it was mentioned that four door staff escorted Jeff from the Revolution, and that they proceeded to beat and kick him as he lay on the ground. There is no mention that as soon as Jeff was escorted out the doors he turned around and punched a fellow door staff, breaking his nose. I remember reading somewhere that alcohol and violence sometimes go together; obviously this shows the mentality of the person who wrote it, In other words, I don’t think Jeff s actions were justifiable. There is no mention-chat it actually took only two door staff to subdue him and not four to beat him. If this alleged incident did take place, then why didn’t the one or two hundred patrons waiting in the parking lot or in line, who actually did witness what happened through sober eyes, report anything to the police? Through my experience at







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by Andrew Krywaniuk


Quid Pro Bono


nmitigated capitalism can hardly be said to have a positive influence on society. The law of supply and demand basically requires that some people’s basic l.needs are not met. But strangely enough, the driving force of profithaking is kept in check by a most unusual adversary: size. Believe if

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Corporate monoliths may seem imposing, but theirsizeconteals the vastness of their disorganization. A larger company is more effective at marketing the products it manufactures, but it is inevitably less effective at managing its internal structure, In the limit, everyone would work for thesamecompany(in short,Communism). * Small companies have focus because the employees are all working towards a common end. When individual workers have a marked impact on the bottom line, their work is more efficient, but their combined output usually lacks the critical mass required to create a large-scale product. Like so many organizations, businesses fall victim to the ubiquitous self-propagation concept. Since corporate growth begets greater net profit per shareholder (as opposed to profit: per employee), organizations tend to


right up to their bloated Furthermore, within a corporation, not only is every employee pursuing his or her own career goals, but many individual departments are struggling to increase their prominence within the organization. it is this atmosphere of corporate politics which creates the balance between employee exploitation and employee loyalty. Acorporate hierarchy works much like an army battalion in combat. Soldiers fight out of loyalty to their country, but they feel a more immediate loyalty to their own combat group. Similarly, the bonds between groups of workers form an effective company loyalty that runs both ways. This brings us to the part of the article where I criticize someone: in this case, labour unions. Unions serve an important purpose in ensuring the safety and fairness of the working environment, but they also have a profound negative effect on society, especially when they are involved in salary negotiations. For one thing, unions create an Us vs. Them (Blue vs. White collar) senriment that tends to depersonalize employees and iso-’ late them from management. By negotiating fixed salary scales,

they quantify work, thus eliminating the sense of fairness that evolves in a hierarchical system. On the positive side, this approach reduces discrimination, since its lack of flexibility inhibits conscious bias. However, by striking, or by constantly demanding pay increases, unions can cripple companies financially, thus forcing them to be more efficient. The only real way to do this is to downsize employees, likely experienced, older workers. And thus is born the subtle irony: the left-wing tactics of labour unions have forced businesses to become more right-wing. Corporations, like air, will expand to fill any available space. Until recently, Japan’s economy flourished under the control of five or six major syndicates. There is a trade-off between efficiency and the equitable distribution of wealth. Left unchecked, big business balances this equation well, especially among skilled workers.






hile many people believe that parents should be able to raise their children as they see fit, nobody believes their authority should be limitless. A parent’s right to discipline his or her child, for example, stops short of physical abuse. In other areas, the line between parental and youth rights is harder to determine, yet for gay and lesbian youth this determination can be vitally important, Take the case of Lyn Duff, whose mother, when she found out Lyn was a lesbian, committed her to the Rivendell Psychiatric Center in Utah where she was treated for “sexual impulse disorders.” In an interview with ZO/ZU Lyn said she was really being treated for homosexuality, despite its declassification as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973. Lyn’s treatment included “holdings” where a group of staff members held her down and yelled things like, “You’re hurcing youi family because you’re gay: you’re lying, you’re not really gay,” over and over unti1 she broke down crying and begging to be 1e.t go. The institution also used aversion therapy, forcing her to view lesbian pornography while making her smell ammonia. Al-

though a psychiatrist later determined that Lyn was-in no way mentally ill, Lyn’s mother did have the legal right to commit her to an institution. Also, consider the case of 17year-old Brian Gossh, whose mother, when she suspected he was gay, opened his mail, read his diary and listened to his phone calls. This invasion of his privacy was well within her rights, .although if he had been 18 she would have been committing a crime. When she did discover he was gay, it was also within her rights to imprison him in their house. Parents have the right to deny their children access to any information they disapprove of. Parental anxieties about gay-positive information have kept it almost completely out of schools, even though access to this information can only help reduce the feelings of isolation, of “being the only one,” that makes gay teens two to three times more likely to commit suicide. It may be that the worst violation a parent can commit is to reject, deny or punish their child for who (s)he is. It’s probably as psychologically harmful as rejecting, denying or punishing a child for, say, having green eyes.

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he newspaper business relies on advertising revenue tomake its profit. They have managed to get the most bang for their buck from ehe simple paper medium by turning the newspaper into a paper shopping mall. If you browse through I% Toronto Star you will find a weekly section called Fast Forward - a section dedicated to the evolving changes in technological commodities. If you read through the section, you’ll notice an inordinate number of ads for computers, cell phones, software and all that other Future Shop stuff. Was this section created to inform petiple about technology issues, or to capture potential consumers for advertisers? Other sections that appear to be nothing more than a paper store front include the Travel, New in Homes and Wheels sections. Together they form a paper mall; To get an idea of the scope of the paper mall, a recent weekend TO~OMU Star was analyzed. The Travel section consists of twenty pages of ads and eight pages of articles with large photos. All the ads are for vacations, air fare prices, holiday packages and cruises. The few short arti-

cles around. the ads are accounts of fabulous holiday destinations and events, The New in Homes section is 30 out of 36 pages of home, condo and townhouse advertisements. No wonder it also has an advertising index on its first page. The Wheels section is 20 pages of auto advertising with four saved for articles and photos. The articles are about new cars, leasing, insurance, women buyers, prices of new cars, car advice, parts information, used car reports and an auto calendar of events. Ironically, there was one article about smog which failed to mention that the largest contributor to smog is auto emissions. Secrions give the reader the perception of valuable information, but neglect to report problems that surround the stories. > The reader is left ignorant of how their actions contribute to exploiting vacation “getaways” (Travel), paving paradise (New in Homes), and choking (Wheels). Newspapers are organized like shopping malls. They divide information into consumer based sections. We are not people with questions, but consumers with

money. Are sections that critically analyze Health, Transportation, Housing, Food, Environment, Politics and Community too awkward for target advertising? Or is the potential for critical thought dangerous to the consumer passivity so carefully cultivated through advertising? Count the ads ina paper’s Insight or Opinion section for the answer. Thae was a trick question, there usually aren’t any ads. T&e Toronto Star happened to have one, an advocacy ad for the pulp and paper industry. Newspapers have merged telling stories with selling the good life, 7Xe Toronto Star recently started a new section called “Life: Young Street” for those hard to reach teens and twenty-somethings. The ad that introduces this section is worth noting. It showed a young woman body surfing with the caption, “Finally a section you won’t. have to wait for your parents to read.” The bottom of the ad reads “Your life is changing. Is your newspaper?” However, when the newspaper is changing to meet advertiser’s needs, the most telling response to this question is, “HOW does it: relate to my life?”

Atchoo punch her? :I show you! : The ancient -art of poking and prodding people with pins

by Craig Hickie Imprint stafF


here’s something outwardly stupid about jabbing yourself with needles to reheve pain. . .or is there? Practitioners make many claims about acupuncture. It is associated with pain control, and it is said to be effective by itself or as support for other medical or surgical treatments. In fact puncture is reported to people feel younger healthier, to improve their petites and their eyesight, even to be useful as anesthetic. How can this be? Wh

‘., . point on the body can t(tJ, elicit an effect at another, possibly distant, point on’ the body? How can needles in the leg or scalp lead to the stimulation of internal organs such as the kidneys or the heart? Well, Sir Isaac Newton was ridiculed when he proposed his theory of action at a distance - that wacky idea that the gravity of distant stars and planets can somehow be tugging on our pathetic little planet. The classical Chinese explanation of acupuncture connects physical health with channels of “Chi” energy that run in regular patterns throughout the body. The energy meridians flow from all the organs of the body out to the hands and feet. This vital energy keeps our minds and emo-

tions focused and it controls blood circulation, thus irrigating and nourishing the organs and tissues. I11 health is reflected by an obstruction in the energy river, like a dam that backs up energy flow in one part of the body ‘and restricts the flow In this wiy,

ture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs circulate energy and correct imbalances in digestion, absorption, and energy production. In Western medical terms, needling the acupuncture points

in another part of the body. Efforts to correlate these areas with the acupuncture points and organ effects expected in traditional Chinese practice have been largely successful. Another theory


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regulates both central and peripheral blood flow. The improved energy and biochemical balance culminates by Acupun~re pointson meridians. stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, thereby promoting physical and emotional welltom is merely the end product of being. a series of breakdowns that all Many researchers have have a root cause, and so the path ’ delved into the connections becan be traced all the way back to tween the central nervous system the original obstruction. When and the corresponding acupuncdisease is not too far advanced, ture points on the body surface. simply treating the obstruction These studies include a wealth of can cure many seemingly unreexperiments on animals and their spinal neurons: inducing anaeslated symptoms. The meridians can be influthesia with needling and then enced by needling the acupunceliminating nerves one at a time ture points; the needles can unto see which spinal connections block the obstructions and change the effects. Other experireestablish regular flow through ments try to show that skin stimuthe energy meridians, Acupunclation can directly affect an organ Qvpainful symptoms in the body. Each symp-

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edema (fluid-floodedextremities) and thus it clearly stimulates flow through the lymph system. Could organ stimulations be connected to lymph activation and increased fluid flows? Several bodily mechanisms based on nerve tissues have been noted, specifically the aut.onomic nervous system. A nervous sys-

because they are located at the same spinal level as the trunk nerves which connect that organ to the spine. As well, muscles which are supplied by motor nerves from that spinal level will tense, eventually becoming painful. The autonomic nervous systern activates blood vessels and sweat glands in the skin, altering


heat, oils and hair erection; these signs show up in specific skin areas in response to specific organ dysfunction. Thus, an organ’s health can directly affect particular skin areas. To explain acupuncture effects, we must first understand that stimulation of specific skin areas affects specific internal organs. Surface stimulation is carried to the spine and the brain, where it leads to stimulation of organs supplied by trunk nerves at that spinal level; brain function also leads to organ specific effects. Examples of such effects are alterations in blood flow to the organ and its surrounding eissues or dilation or constriction of the organ, which tends to change its excretions. Of course, this doesn’t mean that we should be using acupuncture to cure any arbitrary ill that befalls us. But practitioners of acupuncture in Canada are distributed across several medical fields, including veterinary science, dentistry, physiotherapy, and medicine. Consider how a physiotherapist uses acupuncture to help heal a sprained or strained joint. The acupuncture reduces pain, enervates the muscles in the area and increases blood flow, thus reducing inflammation. Does this mean that the acupuncture cured the condition? No, the joint would have healed ay. Perhaps it would have taken longer to heal and perhaps the patient would have felt more pain, but the healing would have occurred naturally. In IS light, acupuncture is clearly a tool that a professional may use to help a specific injury. In dentistry, the anaesthetic affects of acupuncture are used to perform mouth surgeries without drugs. And why not? Don’t we get nailed by enough drugs and poisons in our lives already? continued


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What’s +z.&h ‘1Hot New Technology,” you ask? It has come to my attention that some people do not “get” the concept behind the feature. It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Every day, we are presented with new and ingenious inventions that promise to revolutionize the world we live in. Some of these promises may well be fulfilled, but, 50 years from now, many of today’s “hot new technologies” will live on as the butt of jokes. Every new invention may seem to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but did you ever wonder what happened to the guy who invented mashed bread? Not every new idea is a good idea. No doubt, even the electric typewriter seemed like a good idea at the time. This concludes my second term as Imprint Science editor. I hope you have enjoyed all the articles this term. Sadly, it seems there may be a lack of candidates for next term’s editor. If you are interested in continuing Imprint’s coverage of science and technology-related issues then drop by the offrce and find out how it’s done.





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dling. Some view acupuncture as a kind of quackery better explained .by the placebo effect. If people think it will help them then it will help them. This attitude implies that we need complete understanding of the cause and effect behind a process before we use it to help people. But is this justified? Just as a doctor will prescribe a drug, say aspirin, knowing the expected effects on the body of a patient, so an acupuncturist will needle a certain acupuncture point because he knows what the consequent reaction of the body will be. It is of secondary importance to the doctor to know just why ir is that aspirin has its specific effects, no matter how intelleccualy interesting such knowledge migh,t be. Little may be understood of why a given drug effects a F..’ . ” patient’s symptoms, yet it .. + will still be prescribed and i used. Only recently has sig- .*. nificant light been shed on ‘.. d aspirin’s mode of action, and yet it has long been one of the world’s most commonly used drugs. in the past 2,000 years, more

by medical professionals. Acupuncture treatments are only one part of a full health program, and they can be combined with other techniques, such as conventional Western medicine, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments, and homeopathic or naturopathic prescriptions. Occasionally the original symptoms worsen for a few days, or the treatments cause general disruption to the patient’s circadian rhythms. This should not cause concern, as it is simply an indication chat the procedure is starting to work. Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving emotional conditions and physical problems related to tension and stress. Therein lies the beauty of its potential for our culture. We all know how much stress we are always under, and that many health problems have origins in chronic stress and abuse. So any technique that can reduce stress effects is a potential life saver - 1iteraIly. The earliest record of acupuncture is an ancient Chinese document, which is thought to be over 4,000 years old. The Yellow Emperor's Canon uj’htemudi-

However, in 1973, the New &ze is a text which summarizes veloped appendicitis. The Chinese proposed surgery for his apYork Society of acupuncture for anatomy, physiology, pathology, pendectomy using acupuncture physicians and dentists was diagnosis and treatment. It is usuformed. This was the first physially considered to be the ba- . . ..“““* anesthesia. His post opera@ tive pain after appendeccian and surgeon organization in sis for acupuncture. Other .’ tomy treatment was rethe United States dedicated to influential texts date from i lieved by acupuncture at the promoting the use of acupunc256 AD. Anti-Imperialist Hospital in ture. Other initiatives were made It wasn’t until 1671, "... , 141ib Peking, China. This sparked in 1983 (the American Osteowhen a Jesuit priest, PP ” pathic Association endorses the Harviell, brought acupuncture to well deserved excitement among Dr. E. use of acupuncture) and 1987 (the France with his book Sent+ of the white folk attending. Gray Diamond published an artiAmerican Academy of Medical C/C&W Medicine, chat texts began called “Acupuncture Acupuncture was formed). In to appear in the West. In 1683, cle Dr. Wilen Pen Rhijne, added a anesthesia, Western medicine and 1993,500 million dollars was spent book detailing acupuncture treatChinese traditional medicine” in by the United States public on merit. In 1758, Dr. Lorenz Hethe journal of rhe AMA. Unforcuacupuncture treatment. ister wrote an article recommendnately, his report on the China Does it work? You bet all the ing acupuncture treatment as an experience was met with much sorry asses at the Medical Assoskepticism. ciation it does. aid to surgery and by 1820 it was being taught in France ac some of the best hospitals. Wirh the The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an French leadingthe way, acupunceffective treatment for the following conditions: Digestivedisorders (gastritis and hyper-acidity, spastic colon, consticure was widely taught and used in Europe during the early ninepation, diarrhea), mpirutoty disorders (sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, teenth dentury. asthma, recurrent chest infections), ~e~rologicalandmusculardisorders In the United states, Franklin (headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis Bathe, MD, great grandson of elbow, tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis), urinu~, menBenjamin Franklin, wrote an artislm/al und ~e~~uu!ucsiete problems and uddc&ns and insomniu. cle, “Case illustrative of remedial As of this November, the American National Institutes of effects of acupuncture,” indicatMedicine committee of experts gave an endorsement for the use ing medical benefits. As recently of acupuncture in the treatment of the following conditions: as 1916, Sir William Osler, MD, Pain following surgery, nausea associated with chemotherapy or writing in T&6 Pri4lciples andPrucpregnancy, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and dental pain following surgery, tice of Medicine, recommended treatment for lumbago using acuThey also listed a variety of other conditions that they felt, puncture. However, acupuncture based on current research, would benefit from acupuncture in use in North America became rare association with contemporary biomedical techniques: after the 1920s. Stroke rehabilitation, headache, addiction, menstrual cramps, America didn’t get recent fibromyalgia, low back pain and asthma. exposure to acupuncture until So the National Institutes of Medicine announce that acupunc1971 when James Reston, a A&W ture works, it’s a real science which is measurably beneficial for some York Times reporter who was covconditions, Get a grip fellas. This is like Oriental musicologists proering Nixon’s Chinese trip, declaiming with great fanfare that yes, Brahms did compose music.


















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Repaying their debts to society 1997 Hagey Lecture offers alternatives to doing time by Natalie Imprint


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avid Cayley, CBC radio host and author of theJn Conwenation book series spoke to the UW community last Wednesday as this year’s Hagey lecturer. Speaking on “The expanding prison: Is there an alternative,” the subject of Cayley’s upcoming book, Cayley covered a variety of topics within our criminal justice system. Beginning with a look at why prisoner populations have skyrocketed over the past decades (they have quadrupled in the U.S. since 1970), Cayley discussed the roots of the our penal system, the self-fulfilling prophecy it often creates, and introduced the audience to alternatives to doing time. Cayley’s interest in the topic arose out of a conference he attended in Oslo, Norway in 1995. Attended by prison professionals and abolitionist criminologists alike, Cayley was surprised to discover that everyone at the conference agreed on the lack of a predictable relationship between crime and incarceration rates. No

prison director tried to make a positive argument for imprisonment. The general consensus seemed to be that we send people to prison because we don’t know of any other way to deal with their behaviour, he said. Upon his return from Norway, Cayley further examined the relationship between crime and imprisonment, and looked into alternatives to prison. Cayley cited two main reasons for the increase incrime rates and prison populations over the past several decades: dcmocratization of crime control and increasing media intensity. With regards to the former, the de-. mands of an increasingly powerful public lobby have increased sentence lengths, causing increased prison populations. As for the latter, the greater power and range of mass media (especially television) has increased the symbolic function of prison; locking up all the bad guys reassures us that our society is safe. A shift towards victims over criminals as the moral centres of offenses, an increased emphasis on the personal responsibility of

offenders for their crimes and greater focus on community have made the ideas on which our criminal justice system is based less secure. This said, Cayley dis-

Cayley: cultivating the desire for real justice. cussed three alternatives to sending criminals to jail. Victim-offender mediation began in 1974 with the arrest of two vandals right here in K-W. Rather than repaying their debt to society in prison, the offenders

were allowed to work out restitution agreements with all the victims. This form of justice is now used frequently in Canada for fairly minor crimes. The advantage to this method, and to the others, is that they offer the offenders a chance to make-up for their crimes. In a system that marks people as deviants without offering the chance to do justice, victim-offender mediation places the emphasis on readmittance to society, allowing the offenders to put their crimes behind them. Circle sentencing is frequently employed in Native Canadian communities. Because they are the ones most affected by the crime, community members gather to suggest an appropriate sentence for the offender. Not only is the rate of reoffense with this method very low, circle sentencing is also an excellent community building exercise. Finally, the “family group conference,” enabled by an act passed in 1989 in New Zealand, has helped return control over retribution for crimes to the communities in which they were committed. When youthful offenses

are committed in New Zealand, all those who were affected are brought together for a discussion, thus personalizing the offense for the youths and helping them take ownership of their actions. The youths then do what they can to make up for their crimes. Cayley admitted that the proposed alternatives will not always be viable options to serving time in prison; in the face of serial criminals and grave offenses, it may not be possible for justice to be served in any other way. Though use of the discussed alternatives is spreading, they must be wholly incorporated into the justice system and used as true alternatives, not just as supplements to the existing system. Cayley suggests that society is reaching a critical point: we could goon with the current system and see the number of prisons and prisoners increase ad infinitum, or we could use the dissatisfaction with the current system as an opportunity for change. The deciding factor, says Cayley, will ultimately be whether or not society cultivates the desire for real justice.

How to study for exams without straining yourself by Dr. Patrick T. Walsh special to Imprint ith exams coming up soon, most will be hitting the books pretty hard and there are a few rules of biomechanics that will help you along the way. Some of the easiest things to do while studying are usually not the most obvious to everyone. First, let’s get off the hard bench or couch and sit on a chair with cushion on the bottom ana adjust the height so your that feet are flat on the ground. Now, place a lumbar support cushion behind your lower back so that it rests between you and the back rest. If you do not have a lumbarsupporttryplacingarolled up sweater behind your low back. You know it is working if your low back curves in while seated with the cushion in place. This should

of the screen and your arms should be relaxed at your sides (slightly in front of you). Shoulders should not be hiked up, but rather in a relaxed downward position, and elbows should be flexed to approximately 90 degrees. It is best if your wrists rest on the table in front of you, or, if possible, on the arm rests of the chair. At all times, try to remain in a relaxep seated position without bending forward and lurching your head forward, as the latter position can cause significant irritation of the upper back area. If you’re reading, try a reading stand. This will bring the book up to eye level and yo’; won’t have to hunch over to read. One area that bears the most strain, but is often neglected, is the eyes. By focusing our eyes on a near image, and not moving the eyes much outside a narrow central range, the eyes become weak,

preferably without glasses or contacts. Start by moving the eyes very slowly up toward the ceiling, as far as they can go; then slowly bring themdown toward the floor, and repeat for a total of three repetitions. Use these same principles as you perform the horizontals, moving the eyes left and right. Then do two sets of diagonals (upper right to lower left and vice versa); follow with two sets of circles (clockwise and counterclockwise). The final exerciqe improves flexibility in the interchange between far and near vision. Choose a distant point on the wall to focus on, then hold on, then hold your index finger at arm’s length next to that point $n your field of vision. Alternateb look at the distant point and yo+r finger. 1 You may be surprised to fin+ your eyes sore after these simple

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Friday, November 28, 1997

Giving for the first time: part two -

by Michael Habicher special to Imprint


he new year will see the introduction of a new Canadian Blood Agency (CBA) which will ultimately take over all of the blood-related activities currently handled by the Canadian Red Cross Society. Until the CBA is fully up and running by the fall of 1998, the Red Cross will continue holding blood donor clinics in the hopes of making the transition as smooth as possible; however,’ most of them will be moving to a byappointment format. Having passed all of the prescreening checks, I then proceeded to the donation area. The cots were arranged in the middle of the room; the donors, looking very relaxed, were stretched out on them. Beside them, little white machines rocked their crimson bags gently back and forth. I was asked which arm I wanted the blood drawn from, and then directed towards an available cot. I caught a glimpse of my friend who was already hooked up. After lying down on the cot, a pressure cuff was placed around my left arm to help bring out the veins. A technician then proceeded to sterilize the inside of my elbow with iodine. (Allergic to iodine? Alternate sterilizing agents are available. The same applies if you are allergic to latex gloves.) A collection bag was placed in the rocker and the tubes readied. I remember

thinking about how much I hated needles; yet there they were, about to use’one significantly larger than any I had ever seen before in my life! Half-hoping, I asked if it would hurt. It hurt. In retrospect, the pain was probably amplified by my own anxiety, and it faded quickly enough until I too was just another mellow face in the room. The donation took no more than about

ing better, I got up and walked into the refreshments area for free juice and pizza. I was advised to avoid strenuous activity with my “donor” arm for the next week. If you smoke, the Red Cross also recommends that you wait for an hour before lighting up again. When my friend returned, she presented me with a certificate in recognition of my first blood donation. In big letters

fifteen minutes, during which I gave450mL (or about 10%) of my blood. (If you like, you can bring something to read to pass the time.) When the bag was full, the technician removed the needle, and while I held a piece of gauze over my vein, she transferred some of my blood from the coilection bag into a set of vials for testing. I decided to stay where I was for a while afterwards, and my first attempt at sitting up was less than successful: I had to lie back down again. My stomach was also mildly upset. It was a few minutes before I tried again, and this time, with my stomach feel-

across the top it read: “No-Longer-AChicken.” As an organization forced to be discriminating in its selection of donors, the . Red Cross has come under fire recently for one of the questions in its survey. The question, which asks male donors if they have had sex with a man since 1977, has caused quite a stir at the University of Guelph, sparking cries of homophobia and discrimination. The Guelph Students’ Association has even considered banning blood donor clinics from campus.

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n one week, exams will begin, Run for your damned lives. Okay, for lots of you it’s not that bad around this time of year. You are stressed a bit about exams, stressed about getting those final term papers in to your profs, stressed about those last few assignments. But as my Dad used to tell me, it’s just a couple more weeks, and then you can relax all you like. The holiday season is upon us. For some of you that means harried trips between family gatherings, lots and lots of food, and trying to figure out what to get your mother for Christmas, For others it means gathering together for Chanukah, celebrating the miraculous burning of the lamp in the temple and giving small gifts. For some, it means having big parties, even though there are no religious celebrations this season. For others, the time of year is full of joy because it marks one of the greatest events in human history. Many look forward to it all year long. For others, this season is among the most difficult times of the year. Maybe they don’t believe in any deities and object to the commercialism of the season. Often, they have to deal with families they don’t like, or who don’t like or understand them, or they don’t have any family at all. Some have to pretend that all that food doesn’t bother them, or that they enjoy it. Alcohol

Controversies aside, my experience with the blood donating process was a reassuring one. Perhaps it was my being a firsttime donor, but at no point did I ever feel rushed; everyone I dealt with was very friendly and more than willing to take the time to address all of my questions and concerns. Nor was I simply hooked up to an IV tube and then left alone for fifteen minutes. Although the staff members were clearly busy, they checked in on me on a regular basis, always reminding me that if at any point I wanted to stop the donation, I just had to let them know. You are required to wait 56 days between donations. It was the 129th donation for the man who took the cot after me-1 will Abe able to give blood for my second time in January. With a trouble-free first experience over with, I’m actually looking forward to it. Indeed, the most painful part of the whole process was tearing the bandaid off my arm the next day! So if you would like to help others out - it seems like there is constantly a blood shortage - the Red Cross can help make sure that your donation gets to those who need it.

flows during this time of year, and for some it means families who get out of control, or temptation that they just don’t need. It’s no secret that many are very lonely at this time of year. Many are also suffering because they can’t afford to buy things for their children or other family members. Some spend the holiday season in shelters, lined up in soup kitchens, waiting for hampers from local service organizations, or hoping that clothing donations increase so that they can keep warm. If you pay attention to any media, you’ll notice appeals for assistance from all sides. Service organizations like Covenant House, Mary’s Place, ROOF, House of Friendship and others that help people in need are busiest at this time of year. If you can, consider donating something; money, time, toys, food- or personal hygiene products to organizations this holiday season. Watch for donation boxes around campus next week and during exams, and drop off an extra toothbrush or stuffed animal in one of them. Consider inviting friends who have nothing to do over the holidays home with you. Let them know that you are thinking about them. Have a party at your place before you go. Talk to the people around you about their plans, worries and emotions. Do something to make the holidays a bit better for the people you care about and for the people you don’t know and will never meet. Everyone deserves a bit of joy this season. Happy Holidays!


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a) Birks jewellery store to get the biggest, shiniest object that catches your eye. b) the Dr. Disc in the SLC for the latest box set of “Barry Manilow’s Greatest Hits” that they have been hinting for. c) your closet to give them that ugly pumpkin orange and lime green sweater your Aunt Prudence knit you for your birthday. 3) When you’re

a) family, friends, roommates, people on your floor, your TAs, your profs, the bag checker at the library and don’t forget the tall, dark hottie who sits beside you in philosophy class. b) close friends and family. c) you, you and you (and don’t forget yourself!).



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hink back to one of the happiest times in your life. Try to remember the place, person, activity and products that were involved. How necessary was the product, what did it cost and how much did you have to work to get it? If you’re not satisfied with your purchases or consumerbased lifestyle, perhaps you should try simplifying. While I watch rich rock stars kill themselves and impatiently wait for the microwave to cook my food I realize one thing: money and efficiency suck. Simplicity is not about a high-tech, remote-controlled, motion-detected, automatic, sit-back-and-relax way of life. It’s not about doing less with more, but doing more with less. Quality not quantity, is simplicity’s ‘common sense.’ The ‘value’ of something should measure its social, ecological, and personal nourishment, rather than its materials, labour, transport, taxes, and possible discount. Count how many times you see or hear the word ‘value’ in advertisements or shopping malls and see how the meaning of the word has been ‘exchanged’ for something else. Buy Nothing Day is simply about freedom. Unlike most of our freedoms (the freedom to watch any TV show, drink any kind of cola and dress how you

like), Buy Nothing Day freedom is based on choosing not to do something; that’s what real freedom is. in addition, it is argued by some (like John RaltsonSaul) that what we consider individualitythe freedom to do whatever one likes - is a false reality. Most ‘free’ choices we have, Saul argues, have no important, lasting consequences for the world we live in. Personal freedom or individuality is the ability to participate in the shaping of one’s personal, economic, political and cultural life. The Buy Nothing Day People’s Plaza sells us this new idea of freedom and its unpopular sibling -responsibility. Unlike most gatherings or relationships, the Plaza is about choosing not to be a customer, client or marketing target. Even more, the Plaza teaches us that the issues around consumerism go far beyond sales, storage and the seasons. The money we spend usually goes to large trans-national corporations. Some own more assets than small governments and piay a major role in controlling the economic agendas of even the largest governments. These corporations only try to maximize shareholder profits, not the wellbeing of the community they operate in. These same corporations lobby governments for lower health, environment, education and labour standards and freer access to markets to allow the rich

to become richer and the monopolies to become oligarchies. The histories and methods of these ‘business as usual’ strong, centralized institutions of power and capital are not as praiseworthy as The Globe a~rd Mail will tell you.

sell our dreams and find the ‘truth’, whether it exists or not. We now have the privilege of being hit by over 3,000 advertising messages a day. Check the SLC washrooms regularly for new product information.

The intention of Buy Nothing Day is to make every person think about the act of consumption. Check your alternative media outlets for stories about environmental destruction, government coercion, slave labour sweatshops and community and cultural genocide. The money we spend also supports the billion dollar advertising and public relations industry employed to market our fears,

Another impact of our buying habits hits us closer to home, but still usually someone else’s - the landfill. Canadians trash over 650 kgs of municipal waste per person per year. North Americans annually discard 183 million razors, 2.7 billion batteries, 140 million cubic meters of Styrofoam packing, 350 million pressurized

spray-paint cans, plus enough paper and plastic ware to feed the world a picnic every other month. Also, the products we consume are produced using old growth forests, clean air, soil, water, toxic chemicals and fossil fuels. The intention of Buy Nothing Day is to make every person think about the act of consumption. Consider what you buy, where it came from, where your money is going and the ‘value’ your purchase gives you. The best way to do this is to participate by not participating in the consumer economy for one day. Yes, we do need to buy goods and services that we can’t provide for ourselves, but there are issues to be thought of, purchasing and lifestyle choices to be made. Stop. Participate in Buy Nothing Day. Simplify forever.


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28, 1997

The urgent needfor our moderation What are we doing to deserve all of this? (ignoring national lines), the wealth gap grows to an astonishing 150 times. Amidst our global abundance, the poorest one billion people survive on less than a dollar a day and go to bed hungry every night, and every 2.3 seconds a child dies of malnutrition

by Tony Weis special to Imprint


he United Nations Conference on Trade and Development recently reported that income inequality between the industrialized world and the so-called ‘developing world’ is increasing as our corporations continue to plunder the natural wealth of the developing world to the tune of soaring profits for our investors. It really begs the question of whether these are ‘developing’ or ‘exploited’ nations. In 1960, the fifth of people residing in industrialized nations possessed wealth 30 times as great as the fifth of people in the poorest Third World nations. Today, it is over 61 times as great - and growing. The billion of us in the industrialized world now consume 83 per cent of the world’s GDP, while ono billion people in the poorest nations consume but 1.4 per cent of global wealth. The next billion get only 1.9 per ccnr. And the next, 2.3 per cent. Yet even this belies the real extent of global inequities. If WC look at t11e gap between the richest and poorest fifths of people

relief efforts, and donate small percentages of our national and (for some) personal incomes to charity without changing the way we live? Surely it is not. With the privilege of living in a nation at the pinnacle of world living standards comes the responsibility to

suming over four-fifths of the world’s resources, far more than it is to the exploding masses in the Third World who are more popular objects of blame. The environmental monster is us and our consumptive excesses, not the suffering masses of the Third

The environmental monster is us and our consumptive excesses, not the suffering masses of the Third World. . . starvation. It is not surprising that the WHO recently forecast depression to be the leadingcause of disability in the Third World by 2020. What does an awareness of the extent of human misery and inequity imply for us as Canadians, living in a nation which appeared again atop the UN Development Index this year? Though we generally laud orlrselves for our htrrnanitarian rok in international tiffairs, is it enough for us to contribute to peace-keeping and or

moderate our consumption on a massive scale. When one thinks of the wasteful, unnecessary extravagance of our material culture and contrasts it with the extent of human deprivation, it casts our societal overconsumption in an inescapable (im)moraI light. j\ot oniy is this immense disparity unconscionable in human terms, it has profound environmental consequences. The global environmental crisis we face is directly related to the billion of US ccw

World whose very population problem is a function of their exploi ration and poverty. In contrast to a political culture which mindlessly pursues economic growth as a requisite for meeting the needs of the poor and caring for the environment, it is the reduced consumption of the wealthy which is the world’s n-mst firgent social and environmenta1 need. If we auccpt the simple cnvironmcntal rcalicy rhat the earth’s wc31rl-1 is limited (rind ignore the fanciful visions ot‘ rm-

limited growth economists and corporatist growth-mongers would have us believe), consuming far beyond our needs necessarily inhibits people in poorer countries of the ability to meet theirs. The extremes of destitute poverty and excessive consumption do not occur in a vacuum, and a society which organizes itself around cars, meat-based diets, disposable products and frivolous consumption is nor sustainable, or responsible, on a global scale. The world simply can’t provide for, much less accommodate environmentally, a global population of ‘superconsumers’ like us. Toacknowledge thatourown affluence is related to the plight of those so deprived, as well as for much of the global ecospheric holocaust, levies upon us a huge moral burden. But only once we take rcsponsibility for changing OUJsclvcs and greatly reducing our self-indulgent consumption cm f he less fortunare mem hers of our gtobal community begin to rnccr their own ncods in 3 susr~ir~ablc world. AglolXllizCd C’OIlSCiOlJSmXS entails the nceci for US as Carutfi ans to moderate our oons~itnptic~n both dramatically and urgcnrly.

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by Jay Wylie special to Imprint hristmas is supposed to be a time of enjoyment, peace and goodwill toothers. But, is this the JcalityofChristmas? Many people talk about how artificial Christmas is, or how stressful they find it. This is a direct result of the consumerism that has been incorporated into Christmas culture. Corporations have defined Christmas to meet their needs, and through adver-


tising have forced their definition upon us. They have developed a Christmas Corral intended to imprison us in a culture ofconsumption.

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why they do not celebrate Christmas. This also means many friends are excluded fromvarious festivities because they have a different cultural background. Silent and calm are the last adjectives that should be used to describechristmas. Malls around Christmas time are frantic, noisy, riotous and gaudy. Running through the malls to shop and travelling around the country to meet family obligations is not calming. Nor is adding to a student loan to meet gift giving obligations.



The legend of Santa Claus originated around 300 AD. It is based on St. Nicholas a rich orphan who became a priest at a young age and gave much wealth away to others. Our current Santa Claus with a red suit, white trim and a bag full of toys was introduced in Coca-Cola ads from 1931 to 1964, This vision of Santa is more

useful to advertisers. hIany advertisers target children, because they know the buying power of a tantrum in a departments tore. As well, many ads enforce the idea that a good parent’s kids have all the right toys. In combination, this makes Christmas expensive for many families. The ‘Jolly Old Elf vision of Santa Claus that promotes each child having every toy, allows corporations to concentrate on consumption, while forgetting about charity and community.

A lot of people don’t find Christmas all that merry. The incidence of drinking and driving increase throughout the holiday season. Suicide and depression are prevalent during Christmas. Poverty, a history of family difficulties and 1oneIiness all lend themselves to depression. These conditions are exacerbated by the myth of a merry, social, affordable Christmas. Also, there is nothing happy or merry about exclusion. The

festivities over the holidays manage to alienate many members of Canada’s multi-cultural, multiethnic, religiously diverse society.

and everyone you meet. Christmas can be celebrated without the stress and financial demands promoted in our culture. There are many better things to give than ‘toys,’ and there are ways of celebrating that are not exclusionary. The coupon below is from Adbusters and is a great way to tell people you would prefer they spend time with you, than money on you. Also consider simplicity: home baked goods, dinner invitations and hand-crafted gifts are all more sociable and less costly than purchased gifts. To remove the exclusionarybarriers ofchristmas consider celebrating the winter solstice instead; religious, ethnic, and financial differences disappear at a dinner or pot luck for your friends or community.




28, 1997

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rosh 15. I didn’t think it would happen to me, but after my first year of university, I was 15 pounds heftier. Not everyone gains the extra weight (then again, not everyone is on the meal plan: swipe, swipe), but it’s possible that everyone feels the twinge of insecurity once we’ve started a new life as an “adult” at university. I fed my symptoms of uncertainty, loneliness and just plain froshness with food. What better way to care for myself than to nourish my soul? I reasoned as I mowed down another butter tart. However, I noticed that the hurried pace at which I ate did not fill the empty feeling. The emptiness wasn’t in my gut and the hunger was not my appetite. I thought that eating would give me the energy and motivation to do the things I was

scared to do. I realize now that I was hoarding energy in the form of nutritional calories to protect myself. The practice of hoarding is an instinct rooted in our desire for self-preservation. Ifyou watch the squirrels, they are hoarding the nuts and food waste from the cafeteria for . . 1 . thex surwval for winter. Many of us are going through university hoarding knowledge so that we can hoard money for our survival through retirement. To save and gather supplies enables us to survive, but our surviva1 is meaningless if we simply live to consume. If all we do is earn a living so that we can continue to consume then we are still like babies dependent on the materials made by others. The health care systern is an example of a marketed

dependency. More money is put in the system selling medical technologies that treat symptoms ratherthanhittingtherootofpublit health problems. Consider the price of a heart attack: doctors, nurses, hospital beds, pacemakers, surgical tools,

disease must fight the lethargy of simply living to be a consumer of drugs and other treatments. Norman Cousins is a prime example of a person who has succeeded in overcoming the passivity of being a consumer-patient. Instead of just accepting his treatments for collagen *. _ disease which consisced of pain*

Advertisements try to sell us the quick fix prescriptiok through food, clothing, and other commodities. monitoring equipment, etc., all must be paid up. A cheaper means of caring for public health would be health promotion, but how can you put a price on someone who has learned how to stay healthy? If a person can care for him/herself, then the health care system will have watched one more consumer leave the nest. People who suffer chronic


he worked in collaboration with his doctor to form more appropriate treatments. Some of Cousins’ ideas were unorthodox (like laughter therapy) and untested in the medical community, but they worked for him. Cousins became the 1 in 500 to survive collagen disease. He isn’t bothered by criticism thal: his survival is a result of a placebo effect; his amazing struggle to live may have been a result of his

unwillingness to simply depend on consuming other people’s answers. His own answers got to the root of his medical problem. Advertisements try to sell us the quick fix prescriptions through food, clothing and other commodities. External, tangible treatments can cover symptoms of our ailments, whether they be the alienation of being a frosh or the pain of collagen disease. I chose to feed my first year insecurities with desserts, but butter tarts didn’t solve anything. k’ou cannot short-cut a cure. Cures to our problems cannot be taken from a magic pill that can be consumed. Often our own solutions flow from the insideout. Norman Cousins survived his disease because of he had a sense of empowerment more than because he had found the perfect treatment. Perfect prescriptions can’t be bought because no one would sell the answers you alone can use.

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ti-,ur yerirs of operation, there had never been a vote. Volunteers were always encouraged to take home left-over food. Some students routinely asked for handouts at the end of the day and this was gladly given out rather than being composted (by worms incidentally - the campus was running a major vermicomposting pilot project while I was there). The food that is served is purchased locally and is organic where possible. Wholefoods used the principles of sustainability in all decision making. At one point the volunteers decided to stop selling a popular ginger beer from Queensland. It was agreed that it made little ecological sense to sell a drink (made mostly of water) that needs to be trucked thousands of kilometers. The customers understood, even if they were upset. The cafe, despite using slightly more expensive fair trade coffee, still sells the cheapest cup on campus. And the profits made from coffee is used to subsidize the lunch meals. This keeps prices down. Granted, most Australians arenotvegetarian-butyoudon’t have to be an herbivore to eat at this restaurant (they didn’t check for ID). Omnivores frequent Wholefoods regularly because the food -despite being free of dead animals - is excellen L Students truly appreciate this service. When Wholefoods discovered they had incurred a several thousand dollar debt (due to a sudden expense) rhey were forced to raise their prices. Fullwall signs explained why there had been a price increase and explained that it was a temporary situation. Sure enough, in a few

was away frors1 1‘W for three

years, with an exchange to Australia, a series of workterms and even some time off. So when 1 returned this fall, there was this new Student Life Centre (which I continue to call the CampusCentre). “Back when I was a fresh” we didn’t have all those fancy stores and such. What a wonderful addition to student life - 1 thought. How lucky we are to have a facility like this. But I began recently to think back about my time as a uni student downundah. What are the things that I miss the most? Of course I miss the weather, Triple J radio and the wallabies on campus. But I also miss a spot in Monash Universi ty’s Student Union Building - Wholefoods Co-operative restaurant. Whoiefoods is a student run, non-profit, fully vegetarian restauran t. The philosophy of Wholefoods is: students should have access to healthy, inexpensive food. Wholefoods pays rent for their facilities, has a handful1 of part-time paid staff to manage the restaurant and cook. These paid employees are all students at Monash. The rest of the work serving, chopping, cleaning - is done by student volunteers. These volunteers receive a coupon for a free-meal (value approx $6 Cdn) for each hour of work. All decision making about the running of the restaurant is done collectively by everyone interested. This is accomplished through consensus making. In the event of a deadlock, a vote would be done but only unpaid volunteers have voting privileges. In

weeks prices returned co normal. I know what you’re thinking - how completelv * EKS (Environrne’nr I&x~urc~ Studies); 1 egetarian, consensus decision making, s~stain&ility, co-operation and non-profit! This is downright socialist. Even most Geographers will scoff at these extreme efforts to be just and fair. The fact is this: Wholefoods works. It is successful at meeting its goal of providing healthy, inexpensive food for students. It does so without losing money. At the end of each year, the small profits are spent on things that students request, like a water filter and a second cappuccino maker. At the same time, dozens of students each semester have the opportunity to experience working in a co-operative. And through no forced doctrine, thousands of students Iearn that vegetarian food can be delicious. If anyone cared to read some of the posters they would have also learned how a vegetarian diet can be healthier and help people to significantly reduce their ecological footprint. For the stereotypical ERS student, Wholefoods would have been the restaurant in Eden, Rid the visionaries and planners of WW even consider such a venture? Did any student ever bring it up? Is a Wholefoods the kind of place that would improve “Student Life ?” In my opinion, this type of business venture is a win-win-win. Students are working for students in a business which needs to first and foremost, provide good food co survive but it doesn’t need to be purely profit driven to the point: where decisions are made that co,mpromise or disadvantage others.

I can’t- help but wonder ifour SILC realty is about studcnr life. I still think we’re lucky to have such a facility, but maybe we should 41 it something clsc. Unfortunately, I was away during

its naining and will I,rot)abIy continuc tr, call it the C:;lmpusCc:ntx for the rest of my days. If you want nx, I’ll he in f-he ES coffee shop eating some: veggic Cuisine, dreaming of Oz. Lata~matc!

“When l was a little kid, I dreamed of playing pro basketball. All of my hard work and practice paid off, and now I have my own basketball shoe.The hard work of another little kid in Asia also paid off. Look at the stitching on my shoes. You just don’t get quality like that when adults sew the shoes. Their hands are too Thanks kid. Maybe one day you cai dream too!’ - Rich A&o/, tentime N&A. millionaire

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McBelieving the corporate myth by Jay Wylie special to Imprint


y grade 13 accounting teacher would often use McDonald’s for examples in class. He felt that McDonald’s advertising juggernaut was what made them more profitable and successful than other restaurants. He quite often drooled and slobbered while excitedly detailing the profits that McDonald’s was hauling in. I am not so sure that I like the McDick’s advertisingjuggernaut. I think there is a bit too much McBelieve going on, and not

enough critical thought about what McDonald’s is actually doing. Checking out their web page leads to some interesting and amusing discoveries. To enter the McDonald’s web site you click on either the parents or the kids in an image of the perfect nuclear family (Mom, Pop, Older Daughter, and Younger Son) going up the path to join a McParty for dinner. Note howfamilies are united and bound by the act ofgoing to McDonald’s, Note how much fun it is to eat in such a happy place! You end up in different web space depending on whether you click on the kids, or the parents.

Comparison shopping The basics of consumerism by Jay Wylie special to Imprint

Meat vs. vegetarianism Meat: Cattle require ten times the amount of grain and soy that humans need to get the same amount of energy. Central American rain forest is levelled to create grazing pasture for North American bound meat. Seventy percent of food poisoning cases result from the consumption of meat.

ZOO kg of rubber and plastic, 150, 000 litres of water to produce, and as output, emits carbon monoxide and other noxious fumes that pollute the environment.

Bike: Requires 14 kg of metal, generally reuses metal from other sources, and as output does not emit pollution. As well, a bike requires much less roadspace and parking space.


Vegetarianism: The most efficient manner to reach your energy needs. Vegetarians have stronger immune systems, and have low rates of heart disease and bowel cancer.

Car vs. bike Car: Requires

1,000 kg of metal,

vs. oranges

Apples: Are locally grown, so you can support the local economy when purchasingapples. You can also easily make yourself aware of the local working conditions, and you can press for effective regulation of pesticides and chemicals used locally. Oranges: Have the hidden cost of the environmental impact of being shipped from the tropics. You may not be fully aware of what conditions the labourers work in, and you have no say in the regulation of the variety of chemicals used in the farming process.

McDonald’s loves kids, and their child web space has some great ‘hooks’ for children. Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price are all tied into the web space. They are also accessible at McDonald’s with your child’s Happy Meal. There may not be any nutrients in the meal, but at least there are toys! Sorry, I am not being fair, the child web space includes a fun educational section that teaches children about the food pyramid. The challenge is to place images for fish, pasta, broccoli, milk, banana, and candy in the correct section of a food pyramid. This will teach your child to order sole, a side of pasta primavera, broccoli au gratin, with a fruit salad and a small bonbon at their next McDonald’s outing. In the adult web space, nutritional questions are addressed in a more sophisticated fashion. A Q &A section lists the McDonald’s nutritionist’s answers to many common questions. Though, with answers like, “All foods can fit into a healthful eating plan, because it’s the total diet thatcounts. . *there are no good or bad foods,” and “All McDonald’s menu items can fit into a balanced diet and we offer a number of menu items that fit especially well. within a low fat diet,” it is apparent the nutritionist does have a bit of a McCrack problem.

Other serious topics targeted at informing their adult clientele include an investor section and an environmental section. “McDonald’s vision is to dominate the global food service industry” but unfortunately, “on any day,even as the market leader,

McDonald’s serves less than one per cent of the world’s population.” So, it looks like a recent The Purkzkg Lot is FtiN accurately represents Ronald McDonald’s ‘global’ vision. Thankfully, McDonald’s is doing its part to help the environment. They are an active participant in America Recycles Day (remember though, there are about 364 other days a year a company can be environmentally friendly). And, “In 1996, McDonald’s purchased a recordbreaking $369 million worth of recycled materialsbringing the grand total we’ve spent on recycled products since 1990 to $2 billion. McDonald’s.”

Checking out their financial statements on the web shows McDonald’s 19% operating expenses at just over $8 billion. So, over four per cent of McDonald’s expenses are spent on recycled goods. Let that be a lesson to all those other nastycorporations that don’t have an environmental conscience. McDonald’s even reminds us how we can help make the world a cleaner place, “Thanks to you, recycling is working! The proof is that the paper, plastic, metal and glass that you’ve been recycling is now being made into all sorts of everyday products and packages. There’s just one thing left to do: Buythem!” I agree with them, in that looking for goods made of recycled materials is a better alternative to buying other products, but how their Spin Doctors managed to turn a solution to an environmental problem into a push for greater consumerism disturbs me. McDonald’s advertising juggernaut plays a good game of McBelieve. Next time you are at McDonald’s, think of the images used in their ads, the manner in which they target children, and what you’re actually eating. Look at the families in the restaurant. Are they happy? United as a perfect, American as apple pie, nuclear family? I doubt . .C



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dvertising columnist Leslie Savan, gives us some self-defense lessons

The following are some rules for consumers, selected from her book. 1. When watching, watch out. Watch as an outsider, from as far a distance as you can muster, especially when watching ads that flatter you for being an outsider. 2. Big Lie, little lie. Little lie: This beer tastes great. Big Lie: This beer makes you great. Don’t be shocked that ads lie - that’s their job.

3. Read the Box. Look not just at whether an ad’s claims are false or exaggerated, but try to figure out what portion of an ad is about the culture as opposed to the product. Read the contents as you would a cereal box’s Instead of how much sugar to wheat, consider the use of sryle over information. 4. Assume no relationship between a brand and its image, Brand parity means that there’s little or no difference bentfeen competing brands and that the best a brand can do is hire a more appealing image. 5. We don’t buy products, we buy the world that presents them. Over the long run, whether you actually buy a particular product is less important than that you A

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6. Each world that commercials use to sell things comes packed with biases: entire classes, races, and genders may be excluded for thecoddlingofthesponsoredone. 7. Advertising shepherds herds of individuals. Advertising’s most basic paradox is to say: join us and become unique. 8. It’s the real ad. The real ad in any campaign is controlled neither by admakers nor adwatchers; it exists somewhere between the TV set and the viewer. The read ad isn’t even activated until viewers hand it their frustrations from work, the mood of their love life, the idiosyncratic misinterpretations, and most of all, their everyday politics.

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million Corp. $674.3 Coca Cola Co. $433.2 $419.8 IBM Corp. Nike Inc, $298.1 Microsoft Corp. $268.6 L evi Strauss & Co. $250.6 General Electric Co.$230.1 $215.1 Gillette Co.

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photo bv Peter Lenardon by Mike Downing special to Imprint


t’s the 1997 Naismith Ciassic. Friday night. Second half. Everyone’s on their feet, clapping until the Warriors score their first field goal. Two minutes go by. No baskets. The crowd is getting anxious thinking, “When will Waterloo score?” Jack goes baseline. Forget I about it! He dunks so hard that the supports are rocking long after the crowd gets over the euphoria.

Whoir Juck tie Ri$per? Michael Stroeder isn’t your average hoop player. Simply put, in basketball jargon: he’s nice. Which means that he’s very good. Anyone that knows will tell you. The

phrase you hear most from those who know is “no weaknesses.” Jack is a basketball coach’s dream. He is big and strong, quick and smart. Coach Kieswetter, who has seen players of all varieties, still gets excited when he talks about him. “He’s played all five positions for us this year!” he exclaims. “Not even Sean did that!” Referring to infamous early ’90s Warrior sniper, Sean VanKoughnett. Jack is a phenom on the court, not only impressive in the range of things he does, but in the ease and skill by which he does them. He scores, rebounds, passes, dribbles, blocks shots, steais passes and, oh yeah, dunks, jams and slams with more than average authority.

In 1994, he was Warrior Rookie of the Year, and many believed that he should have been OUAA Rookie of the Year. In 1995, despite the presence of many seasoned veterans, he led tile Warriors in scoring and rebounding. In 1996, for financial reasons, he was not a full-time student

and could not play. Premature end to a promising prospect? Not really. In 1997, Jack came back, better than he’d ever been. If you passed through the PAC in early September and saw a pickup game, then you know what I mean. During his continued

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by Mae Cantos CampUs Recreation League


by khana


Athenas bounced by Kerry O’Brien special to Imprint


am completely sure that if we had a girls football team, they’d have whipped ass all over Western last weekend. But last weekend, the game was basketball, and we did not whip ass all over Western. Specifically, the Mustangs killed us, bowling ovir the Athenas with a 65-45 victory. Although it was still

offensive end. The Mustangs started weakly in the first two miriutes but quickly regained their composure, taking advantage of the Athenas’ poor play. At half, the score stood 36-21 for the ‘Stangs. The next half had the Athenas picking up their game, but it was already too late. The Athenas were only out scored 2924 in the second half, but the buffer created by Western in the

Western 65, ATHENAS 45 BASKETBALL better than the 30 plus massacre they served us at the Queen’s tournament, it still left a little to , be desired. Twenty-three turnovers in the first half didn’t help towards a win. The Athenas played horribly, picking up useless fouls and throwing up bricks all over the

first half allowed the Mustangs to coast to their twenty-point win. The pattern developing with the Athenas has them starting shaky in the first half, but: playing like a contender in the second. Hopefully, the Athenas can learn to play as well in the beginning as in the end.


and Tidbits

Waterpolo rocked with a rise in the participants, but also a huge rise in the amount of games attended. This wild and wet sport is making an impact at the pool, and maybe you should give it a try next term and see what the fuss is all about. The Ball Hockey League had a surprise winner this year as The Shockers won over Elite Fleet in a close game for the A-League Championship. Noticeably missing this term from the league were Thrown Together. This team of students, TA’s and a professor are reported to be returning to the League next term hoping to dominate orice again. This term, Campus Recreation’s competitive Leagues went co-ed! That’s right, folks, volleyball and soccer introduced co-ed divisions and the turnout was great! These leagues were the true meaning of Campus Recreation getting everyone involved. Come oue next term - the competition is great and the!imes are awesome. Need some extra cash? Campus Recreation is looking for you! Officiating with Campus Recreation is a great way to get to know more students, learn more about the sport you love, build great leadership skills for the future and

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make some money to boot. The pay scale ranges from $7.50 all the way up to $11 a game. If you can ref any sport, we hope to hear from you soon. Campus




Wieh the end of the term at hand, and exams looming over-. head, the fun and friendly people at Campus Ret have put together a final look at the Campus Ret program and participants. The total Campus Ret program participation weighed in at a whopping 11,148 people; that’s up from last year’s number of 10,705. This increase can be attributed to greater participation in leagues (both competitive and co-ret), fitness and clubs. The debut of the Competitive Cored Volleyball and Soccer leagues saw 19 teams take part and ehe new Co-Ret Basketball and Soccer leagues had 39 teams. The total number of league participants was 4630, an increase of 380 people. From the Fitness field, the majority of people were taking the regular fitness class - “Energy Express” - and the total fitness class participation went up from last year’s 805 to this year’s 995 people. Out of the new courses offered this term, the biggest draws were the Saturday Drop-Ins {land & water) and the labour-intensive Fitness Workshops (Afrobics, Boxercise, etc.)

Even in today’s hectic schedule, people are still finding time to fit in fitness. The Special Interest section had Social Dance as the most popular course following last year’s trend, but an unexpected surge of bike bunnies pumped up the Bicycle Maintenance participation from a paltry 32 participants last year to 103 participants this year! The newly offered Skills and Drills series fared well with a tocal of 38 participants. In the area of Student Leaders, the numbers were slightly down this year to 270. This means less student leaders doing more work. Thebiggest drops were in Campus RecCouncil Representative and Referees. The lack of student leaders also means that there are more spots available for people to apply for Campus Ret positions in a number of roles. Applications are available for ‘anything and everything to do with Campus Ret for the Winter ‘98 term as of December 1 and Student Program Coordinators for the Spring ‘98 rerm. Swing on by PAC 2039 for an application and your ticket to fame and fortune (okay, maybe not fame, but at least you can make some money). All in all, ifs been a good term from both sides - participant and programmer -and we can look forward to another term filled with Fun and Friends. See y’all next term!

Leadersof the Week

CherylTrenholm Cheryl is currently a lifeguard in her 3B term at UW and has been a lifeguard as well as an instructor for three terms. No stranger to aquatics, Cheryl has been coaching the guard team at UW after competing at the Canadian National Championships. She is currently in preparation for the ‘98 Intrauniversity Guard Competition here at UW. On cop of working in the pool, Cheryl also finds the time to compete with the UW Swim Team.

Mae Cantos In her second year of Heaith Studies, Mae has certainly proven to be a true leader in her role as the Student Program Co-ordinator for Publicity. She also has been a frequent writer for Imprint this term, contributing the weekly Campus Ret column which focuseson the many aspects ofCampus Rec. ,Mae’s upbeat personality is reflective of her involvement on the UW Cheerleading Team, the Student Ambassador Association and other activities.


Friday, November 28, 1997





More on Jack the Ripper continued

Jason Van Gee1 wins the President’s Trophy by Greg Imprint

Picken staff


he Waterloo Warrior football team finished the season as the top-ranked defensive team in the country, so it should have come as no surprise that middle linebacker Jason Van Gee1 was awarded the President’s Trophy as the CIAU’s outstanding defensive player. Van Geel, a 6’1”, 235-pound linebacker from Lambeth, Ontario, was the undisputed leader of the Warriors’ defence last season, recording 69 tackles and 4.5 sacks and his third straight seIection as an All-Canadian. While winning the award is a real honour, it can’t take away the sting of coming so close to the university final. “Not to take anything away from the award,” says Van Geel, “but it’s no replacement for the Vanier Cup.” As thoughts turn co next year, the big question becomes will Van Gee1 be back next year? Even he’s not sure of that. He’s got two

options to examine. One, he could come back for his fifth year in the black and gold. Two, he will almost certainly be drafted by a CFL team and could go pro. After all, how many teams couldn’t use a fast linebacker who can press 445 lb. and provide quality leadership? The logical option for Van Gee1 would be to go to the CFL and take his chance there. His chances to make a CFL roster are good, says Mike McCarthy, general manager of the Hamilton Tiger Cats: “He’s a good football player. He’s got a definite opportunity to play in the Canadian Football League.” Just like when he’s on the football field, Van Gee1 will be watching eo see how things develop, and go from there. When asked about his future, Van Gee1 “The only reason I replies: wouldn’t come back is if somebody was going to pay me. Otherwise, I’m back for sure.” Next year’s Warrior defence will be minus a few stars, and if he

comes back, Van Gee1 will be relied on even more for his leadership abilities, and that’s a role he’s willing to take, “Every year, the vets become team leaders more and more, and it keeps evolving. The younger guys look to you, because you’ve got more experience. I’ll just have to answer more questions.” Really, only one thing is for sure. Which ever team’s jersey Jason Van Gee1 is wearing next year is going to be very lucky. In further Warrior news, when the All-Canadian squads were announced last week, the University of Waterloo came out on top. Jarrett Smith, Arek Bigos and Van Gee1 were all firstteamers, while Dan Sendecki, SteveSzimanski, Rob McMurren, Kevin Pressburger and Jason Tibbits made the second team. The eight players were by far the highest representation, with the Saskatchewan Huskie? finishing second with five players. Vanier Cup champions UBC and Western each had four players named.

Waterlootreadswaterat Torontomeet the pool, led by captain Val Walker with a blazing fourth-place finish in the 50m breastroke. Unfortunately, she was forced to withdraw from the remainder of the his past weekend the Warrior and Athena competition, due to a severe case swim teams succumbed _ of the bends. Leslie Dowson was quick to to the allure of the big city and take up the slack, placing sixth in headed to Toronto for a Saturday on the town. the 8OOm free and 13th in the 4OOm free. Courtney Mitchell The annual University ofToshowed her prowess in the backronto Invitational was the attracstroke, finishing ninth in the 1OOm tion, drawing teams from univerback and 14th in the 200m back. sities across Ontario and Quebec. Also scoring were Tereza Mace1 The competition was fierce and included Olympians, Pan-Ameri(4OOm free, 200m IM, 2Wm backstroke), Jen Pells (2OOm fly), and can champions and national record Holly White (4OOm IM). holders. The men had a phenomenal The Athenas finished a reperformance with 14 swimmers spectable ninth out of 17 teams, scoring. Not to be outdone by while the Warriors displayed their Athena Walker, Alan Lee also depth with a sixth-place finish. swam to an incredible fourth,The Athenas were first into by Adrian Mendes and Chris Palin special to Imprint


place finish in the 5Om breast. Ed Furs showed why he is a UW record holder for 2OOm fly, finishing seventh in the event and also placing in the 50m and 1OOm fly. Andrew Moffat coasted to seventh in the 400m IM and placed in two other events. Chris Nagy, reaping the benefits of his work-term training, swam to an eighth-place finish in the SOm free and scored in the 1OOm free and 50m back. Completing the large list of point scorers from Waterloo were: Adrian “foosball champion of the world” Mendes, Nehad Minic, Dave Zeldin, H. J. Rohmann, Maneesh Shanbhag, Mark Abraham, and Mike Lee. This was the swim teams’ last competition of 1997; they’ll be back with a vengeance next year.


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year off he fulfilled the promise of his early years to earn another of those terms that those who know like to use: “unstoppable!” So far he’s been just that. Not even a severe case of chicken pox stopped him from being the Naismith’s leading scorer, and was a tournament allstar. Not even the diagnosis of his mom (to whom he dedicated his Naismith performance) with lung cancer the day before he slammed Toronto stopped him. “I was dying,” he said in his usual laid-back manner. This is the thing that strikes you most about Stroeder on and off the court: his calmness. His face ranges between the occasional oncourt grimace and a more common smug half-smile. His expression reflects the smooth effortless look of the game. Mike is, almost to a fault, a very relaxed and congenial young man. Of the team he says: “We have the potential to play with any team in the country. So far I think we’ve played okay, but not our best.” So far, excluding their trip to Manitoba, the Warriors are seven

and two and ranked 13th in the country, with losses to Carleton and the previously unbe.aten, number-one ranked St. Francis Xavier. Everyone that they’ve beaten they’ve blown out, including the hapless golden chickens down the road. Mike sat out that weekend due to iltness, but returned to action last weekend in Winnipeg. He believes that the team’s biggest asset thus far is that they are relatively unheralded despite having a very good squad. Some people know. Some people don’t. In time they all will be educated.

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Warriors Sud-bury Laurentian Waterloo splits pair with York, Laurentian


him firmly entrenched in third place in the OUA. , The Warriors’ offensive woes continued, however. Going into the game, the Warriors were averaging exactly three goals a game through their first nine contests, but failed to meet even that mark on Sumnday. The Laurentian defense was not that tight, and as the game wore on, their forecheckers seemed to lose interest. One extra step for Chambers, or a lucky break here or

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Hockey Warriors overcame a tough loss to the York Yeoman Friday night to lay a smooth beating on the Laurentian Voyageurs on Sunday, topping the Voyageurs by a 2-O score that could easily have been higher. The Warriors’ scoring came courtesy of Jeff Goldie and Aaron Kenney. In the first period, Jason Brooks set up in the right face-off circle and wristed a shot towards the net. Goldie tipped the shot home to give the ,Warriors a lead they would never relinquish. Kenney capped the scoring in the second period, taking a feed from Brooks and knocking the puck past Laurentian goalie Sean Spencer. Brooks, a freshman centre from Listowel, looked very im-


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pressive on Sunday, recording two assists and delivering a couple of crunching checks. You really had to feel sorry for Mike Chambers. For Mike, it was one of those games where nothing goes right. Number 25 was stoned on two breakaways, missed an open net on a two-on-

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gone significantly h igher. On Friday, the Warriors lost a hard-fought 3-2 decision to the York Yeomen. After falling behind 2-O on a pair of first period goals from York’s Mike Willians, the Warriors got second-period goals from veterans Kenney and Goldie, but York pulled out the win with the game-winning goal at the 13:03 mark of the second period coming off the stick of John Broarovic, who assisted on York’s


one and was only a step away from jumping out to four or five more breakaways. Joe Harris had a great game in net, turning aside all 28 shots he faced, including several good scoring opportunities by the Voyageurs. He lowered his goals against average to 2.42, keeping

other two goals earlier in the evening. The split puts the Warriors at 5-3-2, tied with Western for second place, but well ahead of the dismal Laurier Golden Hawks, The Windsor Lancers still lead the Far East Division with a perfeet 10-O record.

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ears from now, when CIAU fans look back on the 1997 Vanier Cup, they’ll see the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds defeating the Ottawa Gee Gees 39-23. And the Gee Gees will be very happy about that, because as anyone who saw the game on Saturday will agree, the final score does not do the The Gee Gees game justice. played horribly and UBC took full advantage. Ottawa’s offense couldn’t get on track, as their double threat of receivers Ousmane Tounkara and


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theThunderbird defense. Evraire had an excuse, suffering a leg injury at the end of the Churchill Bowl that should have kept him on the sidelines for the Vanier Cup. Give him high marks for heart, but low marks for brains.

that held true for the entire Ottawa offence. The scoreboard showed them with 23 points at the end of the game, but when you consider that until the l&minute mark of the

tion at the goal line with three seconds to go. The Thunderbirds didn’t turn the ball over once. The UBC offense came to play, with Hec Creighton Trophy winner Mark Nohra rushing for 166 yards on 29 carries. Considering that he was running on a bum knee and lacked the explosiveness that made him a huge threat during the regular season, he shredded the Gee Gees’ defense for two touchdowns, and took home the award as the game’s most valuable player. The Thunderbirds played smart, efficient football and converted plays when they needed



He was ineffective to say the least, dropping two passes, fumbling a punt and gainingonly 13 yards on four returns. Tounkara was similarly dismal, gaining 99 yards on three receptions and 22 yards on three rushes, but he didn’t show up until the fourth quarter. A trait

UBC 39, Ottawa 23 VANIERCUP





seven points, the hustle towards the end of the game was incredible. The Gee Gees fumbled the ball five times on the day, losing three, while quarterback Phil Cotc had his last-ditch effort intercep-

ran away with the school’s

second national championship. For Waterloo fans, this game must have been difficult to watch, because the Ottawa team who showed up this week was not the Ottawa team that defeated the Warriors.






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And now there are thirty-one The road to World Cup ‘98 by John Imprint


that plan on hosting the matches. The World Cup will be held from June 10 to July 12, with the final game taking place at Part des Princes Stadium. There were, of course, many surprises and upsets throughout



list of more than 180 countries that were hop ing to go to France has finally been narrowed to 33 teams. All that remains to be resolved is the winner of the Iran versus Australia match, and the draws to determine where and whom the finalists will be playing. The finalists for this epic battle for the trophy formally known as Jules Reimer will consist of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (Champions from U.S. 1994), Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, England, France+ Germany (Champions from European Cup 1996), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tunisia, United States of America, Yugoslavia (basically Serbia, Kosova and Montenegro) and either Australia or Iran (the aggregate was r-1 with the second game going tomorrow in Sydney). Bordeaux, Lens, Lyon, Marseilles, Montpelier, Nantes, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse are currently the cities


Woody Woodpecker: the ofFicia1 mascot for World.Cup ‘98. this process. Sweden, the third place team in U.S. 94, was placed in a relatively easy pool, but unfortunately for the boys in Stockholm, they had a tough time in the pool. Losing to Austria and Scotland and blowing valuable points against the weaker teams, Sweden ended up third in this

group. Third place in U.S. 1994 was good for Sweden; third place in this grouping is catastrophic. When Canada breezed through the second round of the CONCACAF section of World Cup Qualifications, there was considerable optimism in Canadian soccer circles. However, in the third and final round, the Canadians fell apart. After playing well against El Salvador, Honduras and Cuba, the Canucks fell flat on their faces in their first two games and did not improve. Canada ended up leaving the tournament with a l-6-3 *record, Bob Lenarduzzi’scoachingcareer destroyed and the Canadian Football Association in shambles. Italy and Russia actually had to play a playoff match just to get a berth in the finalsbut against each other. The Russians got the short end of the stick, and will not be making the trip to France next summer. Over the next few months, more information about the tournament should be forthcoming from the organizers, whether it involves those who have a shot at the trophy match or those who should just be glad to get on the plane for France.

Athletes of the week Val Roy Athena Badminton Roy’s outstanding play led UW to second place overall at the West Sectional in Hamilton on the weekend and to Roy’s second Athlete of the Week award in the past three weeks. This time, the highlight of Roy’s weekend was a tough 2-1 win over her rival opponent from Western. Roy also won two doublesmatchesat the event.

JasonHubbard Warrior Volleyball A fourth year English student from Barrie, Hubbard recorded 20 kills, nine digs and two aces as the Warriors lost a thrilling 3-2 match against Western last Wednesday in the PAC. Hubbard, who is consistently among top ten kill and dig leaders in the OUA West, also played very well on the weekend, when the Warriors faced excellent competition in the Sherbrooke tournament.

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amn it, when did they start letting all thesek& in here? You’re aging. Ah, how popular music can hammer that into your skull like few other things can. There’s nothing else that can really deliver that message like going to a concert by an obscure band you knew of in high school and finding yourself surrounded by people toti young to drive. Pig, a.k.a. Raymond Watts, opened the show, whipping the kids into a frenzy, demonstrating his talent for Trent Reznor-esque posing, and looking good in -‘leather pants while storming through most of his new album, W~c&~ He didn’t play “Shit For Brains,” which had some of us disappointed; closing with “Sex, Sin, Salvation,” Pig revealed more about what he wears under leather pants than we wanted to know. Nice boots though. KMFDM have been cruising that funny border area called

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“industrial rock” for more than 13 years now. With the release of r‘%rc&@#,” KMFDM has stuck to the straight and narrow (well, tall-bald-man-in-a-little-blackdress straight and narrow), albeit

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lighter on the guitar, making more music with growled vocals, lots of synch and drum machines. Their recent concert at the Warehouse was no exception to the I&!FDM routine: En Esch

wore the black dress, Sascha strutted about, looking v&y post-industrial and self-assured and the 16 year olds in the pit jumped all over one another. This time around, KMDFM live is En Esch, Sascha K., Gtinter Schulz, Tim Skuld (Skuld), Raymond Watts, Ogre (U.S. dates only, not present at the Toronto date) and John Desalvo (Chemlab). KMFDM ignored most of their past hits, favouring their new material for the bulk of the show, save “Light” and an altered version of “Godlike” during their second encore. In deciding to go with new stuff, the band man; aged to alienate the crowd; nobody did much, except the young and stupid, because nobody really knew what in hell the band was doing. Granted, not living in your artistic past is a good thing, but it’s difficult to draw the audience in without them being familiar wirh the material. Without those reference points, people stood around and hoped the next song was something they liked, This didn’t seem to bother the band, but then, given Sascha Koneitzko’s legendary ego, whether or not we cared didn’t

really matter. They were having fun, stomping, screaming, swearing and sweating all over each other, the stage, and the first few rows of the audience. Had the entire crowd been as enthusiastic as En Esch, this would have been a legendary event. Sadly, being old and jaded, most of us just watched from the fringes and made snide remarks. Saund, as expected, was crapthis is the Warehouse, where dreams of quality audio float into nothingness. A band like this, one that’s been a part of your life for many years, inspires certain expectations when they play live; although KMFDM didn’t put on a bad performance, there were too many things standing in the way of really enjoying the show. The Warehouse is a poor venue, the band wasn’t interested in playing for the fans. The fans were basically lacklustre in general. It would have been nice to hear a few favourites live rather than off of one of those “Retro” CDs Sascha was throwing into the crowd. Auf wiedersen, KMFDM, maybe the fates will conspire to make things more fun next time.

Blowing the roof off Weeping Tile vvl The Vees Y-h? Bombshelter Thursday, November by Frank Imprint


Rather than fold, however, they’ve regrouped and resurfaced as the Vees, and from their halfhour opening set, it’s obvious they’re not interested in being forever known as the band for-

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here are two types ofgreat concerts. The first sort wraps a harnfist around your neckand throttles you senseless with it’s sheer power, and blows the roof off for two hours. The second is like seeing a buddy’s band play in a bar. There’s a personal connection with the performers, and the evening wraps you up in it’s fuzzy warmth. Last: Thursday night, Weeping Tile and the Vees didn’t blow the Bombshelter away, but they put on one hell of a good show. The Vees may be familiar from their previous incarnation as Jale. Whatever happened to Jale, you ask? Well, over the last two years, the Haligonian quartet lost borh of their vowels, and were rather unceremoniously dropped from their US label, Sub Pop.

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merly known as Jale. Jennifer Pierce and Laura Stein’s sweet vocal harmonies still defined the band’s sound, but there was de&

nitely an extra kick when drummer Mike Belitsky took lead vocal chores on several songs. The material was mainly three minute power-pop nuggets, but harder and punchier than expected, thanks in no small part to Belitsky’s Keith-Moon drum stylings. Impressive was the fact that the Vees’ set consisted entirely of new material - there was no raiding of the Jale back catalog, despite there being some great songs in that vault. Jale is dead, long live the Vees. Weeping Tile are another outfit with an ever-shifting lineup. Though having played Waterloo on at least three previous occasions, this was the first time the current roster have played UW. From the first notes of “Unshaven,“Sarah I-Iarmer and company delivered their unique blend of roots rock, for which the only really accurate adjective is Canadian. Despite her diminutive stature, Harmer was the undisputed centre ofattention. With her strong, clear voice and energetic rhythm guitar, the lady projected an undeniable stage pres-

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ence. Though officially touring in support of their excellent new album, “Valentine,” the l-l/Z hour set offered a well-balanced mix of old and new material. Cuts from their debut ITeepee brought cheers from the longtime WeepingTile faithful, while songs such as ‘LU,F.O. Rosie” and “Cold Snap” brought out a small but determined mosh pit. Of particular note was the full version of “lsr Lady.” Other standouts were

“The Room WithThe Sir John A. View,” and the barnburning “I’m Late.” Throughout the performance, WeepingTile were exceedingly gracious and personable to the small but devoted audience. After closing the set with “Can’t Get Off,” they returned to the stage almost immediately for an encore. Sarah apologized to one fan for being unable to play “Basement Apt.,” but made up for it with an outstanding, “Dogs And Thunder.” This was followed by an instrument swap which saw Sticky taking centre stage. They then tore into “8 Guitars and a Broken Nose,“the Sticky-penned thrash punkopus from their latest release “Valentine.” The grand finale, however, was the blockrockin’ cover of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabutage.“Giroux managed a more




impression using just the pickup selector on his guitar, and as for Sticky’s vocals. ? MCA, AdRock and Mike D had better look out, ‘cause Sticky’s coming to kick their asses. Maybe Weeping Tile did blow the roof off after all+



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erhaps the best, and worst thing for the Ah series is the continued revival of Elien Ripley. On the up side, Sigourney Weaver is able to deliver strong performances, but on the down side, it restrains the franchise from growing, developing, and most importantly, improving. Ali’en &SUIYI&I~, the fourth film in the series started back in 1979 by Ridley Scott, suffers because it reverts to nearly the same plot as the first two films. Again we have a motley collection of people faced with an onslaught of the alien killing machines. This time round, it’s a group of mercenaries flying cargo missions for a borderline-legal super-secret government operation to raise the creatures. Again, we have Ellen Ripley, brought back through the miracle of cIoning, leading the charge, while the other characters are little more than food for the aliens. While there’s nothing technically wrong with the film, it’s disappointing in that it merely rehashes the first and second installments. Ah 3, thought by many to be the bastard of the series, at least tried to move forward in the formula, culminating in the death of Eilen Ripley, sacrificing herself to prevent the greedy company from getting its hands on a queen. Sigourney Weaver’s performance as Ellen Ripley is the only thing that justifies this p!ot. Designed to reproduce the infant queen that died with her, Ripley has been brought back to life through the miracle of cloning. She survives the extraction, but has been changed by the process. Ripley is now part-human, partalien, allowing her greatly enhanced strength and agility, an instinctive connection to the other aliens, and black fingei nails. Weaver plays a character darker and harsher than the Ripley fans


have come to know. Most importantly, the new Ripley surges with a new, primal sensuality. Her every move seems strangely feral, yet exudes a base sexuality. It’s the same allure that the film @e&~ tried to maintain, but Weaver is able to capture the mood,whereasNatasha Henstridge was the only one able to get naked. Winona Ryder is horribly, horribly miscast as Call, the one member of the crew that just doesn’t seem to fit in. Actually, that comment could refer to either her character, or Winona herself. She doesn’t work at all in this role, because she seems to whine her way through the entire movie, and most of her dialogue sounds as plausible as Linda Blair in i?Z~a Exorcist- Big girl words, little girl speaking. And, I don’t care how much of a keener she may be, no group of reputable future pirates is going to let her within 100 light years of their ship. The rest of the actors play little more than cardboard punchouts, but a couple actually manage to step above what little they’re given. Ron Perlman, best known as Beast, from TV’sBeauty u&f,eBeasf, plays one of the best gruff, over-the-top characters since Jon Voight in Anaconda. Michael Wincott, the gravelthroated villain from The Cn)w, plays the Ieader of the mercenaries until- he dies far too early. Horror veteran Brad Dourif is chillingly demented as the lead scientist on the project. The script, penned by Joss Whedon, creator of the hit TV show Bu& I% Vampire Slayer, is dark, humourous, and sexuallycharged, but draws too heavily on the previous movies to create any air of originality. The last criticism to be leveled must be tempered by not wanting to spoil the plot, but it plays a crucial role at the end of the film: the scariest element of the alien is that you couldn’t look it in the eyes. There is no fear, no emotion, no outward sign of intelligence from the alien. It is, for all intents and purposes, a machine, a terrifying, destructive machine. What this means will be readily



apparent at the end of the movie, and it is not good. Unfortunately+4h673 &SU~GtJo# could have been so much more. One need only look at the wealth of stories that have developed in the Dark Horse comics, to realize that Ellen Ripley’s legacy can live on without actually having to revive her. It would have been best for the franchise to try and steer clear of the tried and true plot rehashed in A/‘&# ResUm&7R, and try something fresh, new and revolutionary. Presumably, because Ala’en 3 tanked at the box office; ‘a return to the tried and true plot was in order to salvage the franchise. Alit&esurrecrion, should rake in the cash, but does that mean it will have saved the Alim movies? Sadly, no.

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lues Traveler certainly do live up to their name. Their relentless tour in support ofS&#tOn Ti(~Motning finally landed them at the Warehouse in Toronto. John Popper

and company jumped right in at ten with an excellent rendition of “But Anyway,” and just kept on truckin’. The first set lasted well over in hour and included songs from all of their: albums with some covers mixed into the solos, such as “The Gambler” and “Blister In The Sun.” The highlight of the first set was undoubtedly finishing with “Canadian Rose” after a few straight songs form their new al-

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bum. After a twenty-five minute break, Blues Traveler returned in an unfamiliar configuration: an acoustical arrangement. With the simple lighting and decoration, the stage was reminiscent of one that might be used for an MTV Unplugged session. John Popper had replaced his jacket of harmonicas with an - acoustic guitar as the band played a few relaxing songs, mosr notably “So Precarious,” which got thk crowd going again. And then, soon enough, they all kicked back their stools for a high energy version of “Stand” which gave the -drunken white trash a chance to dance. They kept up the torrid pace, with Chandler Kinchla thrashing on lead guitar, Brendan Hill crashing behind his drums and Bobby Sheehan keeping a steady groove on bass.Blues Traveler went on strong until well after 1:00, finally bringing the second set to a close with “Hook.” The encore topped off a most impressive showcase, and as if that wasn’t enough, souvenirs were thrown into the crowd as they exited, and on top of this, the band blew us all a big kiss goodnight.

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ndie rock was the attraction at the Bomber this past Tuesday when three local bands played to a respectably-sized crowd. UW’s house band, Reson, headlined a night of pleasant surprises. The Tea Party-influenced post-grunge quartet Red Stone Circle started the night off with a set full medium tempo rockers. It is obvious that lead singer and guitarist Trevor Norris and lead guitarist Chris Kesner know what they are doing. They are both capable rock musicians who sing harmonies well together. Norris’ voice was powerful and Kesner’s guitar sound was nice and fuzzy. The band hopes to release a second album, E&s of Euphoriaby February, using different tempos and instruments, which will possibly add some texture to a set that was ‘a bit too homogeneous. Speaking of U4EA, the former name of the second band, now called olive wide, it is a great experience to come out and see an indie band and actually be surprised at what you hear. olive wide started with two epic-length Signals” songs, “The Interrupted

and “Dirge,” which were driven by an intricate mix of three guitars and Tony Mohr’s voice, which reminds me of Dale Martindale of the eighties new wavers Images in Vogue. These songs, as well as “Outside In” and “Bassline” were eccentric and original, using all five members effectively. I was a bit disappointed, however, to hear four covers from a band with such interesting live material. The ironman award goes to guitarist. Chad Martin for wowing the audience with precise licks despite a sprained picking hand. It had been awhile since I had seen Reson play live, and I can definitely see the progress they have made since their first gig in the summer of 1996 outside the Student Life Centre. The songs are more polished and their live set has tightened up, still lead by the beats of the remarkable Steve Banks. James Downham fought with his voice through the whole set, but still did a great job belting out Reson faves “Fire is Up,” “Hot Dog,” the caustic “JW” and Reson’s answer to the Spirit of the West’s “Home for a Rest,” “Lucky Day.” Reson also played ‘Summer Song,” a new number with an infectious beat and cool melody. Reson continues to come along, playing a set that showcased their ongoing education as songwriters and performers. Oh, and lead guitarist Steve Wells looks a bit goofy when he plays.

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the importance of this book would be lost on them. The Cunudiufl h@nzet Handhod is a few years old; it first appeared in 1994, back in the days when “the Internet” actually referred to the Internet. These days, when most people say “Internet,‘* they don’t refer to the globa network of computers, but rather to one narrow manifestation of networking, the World Wide Web. The handbook has been divided up into six very general areas: Society & Culture, Government & Legal Issues, Business, News & Media, Entertainment & Leisure and TechnolWY* Most people aren’t aware of how the Canadian government looks at the World Wide Web, and more generally, high-speed information technology; that is, with a 19& century isolationist mind set that should shock, if not

including one of Dana Porter Library three floors shorter and empty areas where building should be. One certainty is that your school pride will be strengthened by hearing tales of negativity to the project, which time has developed into a school rivaled by few in the country. While reading this book,1 developed an appreciation for individuals whose names have become the titles’ of building throughout the campus Every contribution is documented and the emotion and dreams of members of the campus-past such as Gerald Hagey are expressed through McLaughlin’s gifted story telling. I am disappointed that i more thorough history book could not

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been published but such a would take much more space time than available since the was to coincide with the anniversary. The book covers politics on campus and pressure from groups outside campus , especially other academic institutions. Not included is any mention of students, save brief descriptions of the atmosphere on campus during different crises. As well, the buildings were introduced merely to impress the speed at which the campus was built, Further description of the design and history of the individual buildings and student life are possible future projects according to Ken McLaughlin. No doubt some of the cost associated w.ith the book was put

toward production. The layout is appealing and the entire book is attractively bound. As well the pages are all heavy glossy paper which lends itself well to the colour pictures. The book is easy to understand and the stories are interesting. Anyone who wants a better understanding of how UW began and the principles it was founded on should read this book. At the very least you will pick up some trivia on UW and an appreciation for the difficulties surpassed by the founders of UW. Ken McLaughlin was a student at UW from 1961-1965 and a faculty member since 1970. Present photography for the book was provided by Chris Hughes. Past photography came from the University of Waterloo Archives.

scare the hell out of, more than a few of you. Mentioned at length are discourses on the infamous “Gag law” and how it has been applied to the Web. This chapter also delves quite deeply into the issue of encryption - how it works, how to make it work for you, and why it should be a concern to anyone who has ever sent an cmail message. The section on business is also most worthwhile. If you want to set yourself up a corporate web site once you’ve graduated and aren’t sure where to start, this chapter will come in handy, covering topics from site management, to handy tips of the trade from entrepreneurs who have made a go of it and have actually been successful. The sections on “News & Media” and “Entertainment & Leisure” are fairly dull. Tq the uninitiated, though, the information on the new field of digital photography meritsat least a look,

The last section, on technology, is great; an entire chapter dedicated to administration, networking and blasting spammers. There is a lotof information, a lot of very handy information to the average home user; how to manage your web site, wire your home for the next century, deal with junk e-mail and generally make your on-line time much easier and more entertaining. It’s all there,

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$32.95,417 pp. and got funky. Remember bust- , ing a move to “Ice, Ice Baby” by by Peter Lenardon that funky white boy Vanilla Ice, Imprint staff or “U Can’t Touch This’ by M.C Hammer? They’re all here, along memoir tells the story of a with “The Sign” from Ace of Base life lived, from the point . A special part of this compilaof view of the person who tion is dedicated to those artists lived it, By examining the details who left the 90s to visit that great that are included, as well as those big recording studio in the sky. “I left out, we uncover a picture of Ain’t Mad at Cha” by Tupac the writer; an identity. InBarney’s Skakur is just the beginning of Version,by Mordecai Richler, it: is what could have been. And what identity that the protagonist grapabout “No Rain” by those wonples with. ders Blind Melon? Inthenovel,BarneyPanofsky, The biggest artist, featured a septuagenarian producer of low on this exclusive compilation is grade television programming, sits the Notorious B.I.G. The musidown to write his memoirs. cal world suffered a great loss with Through the lense of his three his passing. marriages, we see Barney, past, And last but not least, the present and future, as a +nd, lovdelete bin special segment of the ing husband and a hateful, insecollection. This CD immortalizes cure, full-grown child who is all of the artists who wallowed in ashamed of his humble pedigree. the bottom of every new and secHis relationship with his first wife, ond hand record store. Clara, was plagued by poor comWe know that you were too munication which eventually kills lazy to dig to the bottom to find the marriage. Barney comes away these gems, but fear not, we’ve spiteful of Clara’s talent and consaved you the work. They’re all descension, and in protest, marhere: “Two Princes” by the Spin ries a long-winded daddy’s girl Doctors, “Right Here, Right who is -only ever referred to as Now” by Jesus Jones, “EveryThe Second Mrs. Panofsky. At thing About You” by Ugly Kid his second wedding, Barney basiJoe, and “Runaway Train” by cally falls in love with his third Soul Asylum. wife, his “heart’s desire,” Miriam It’s all here, the songs you’ll with whom he has three children. want to remember from the NineIn many ways, Barney’s wives, ties. From Bush to Nirvana, Pearl reflect different parts of his inner Jam to Stone Temple Pilots, the self. Clara is all chaos, existential Backstreet Boys to New Kids on angst and confusion. The Second the Block. Panofsky represents the crass, As EMF might say, the mumaterialist psychological haven sic of the Nineties was “Unbewhich Barney often retreats to lievable.” with his champagne lunches and

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219 pp.

by Katie Imprint

Ricks staff

ere’s some good advice. “Listen: We are here on Earth to fart around. Don’t let anybody tell you any different,” says Kurt Vonnegut, a writer at .times crude and blunt, but always poetically truthful. His latest novel Timeqtiakc, (which may indicate that it is his last), is a mishmash of thoughts, experiences, recommendations for getting through your life and a little science fiction. According to the prologue, Vonnegut completed a novel in 1996 “which did not work, which had no point., which never wanted to be written in the first place.” He called the novel Timeqd~, and tore it apart, saving the bits he felt were worthwhile and mingling them with observations and stories that are often strictly autobiographical. It may look like a refusal to rewrite a poor novel, butagoodnoveliswhat:Vonnegut has ended up with, albeit in an

unusual literary form. The original plot ofZ?mequake is that the universe decides to stop expanding indefinitely and instead regresses by ten years less four days, forcing the human race to relive the past decade, repeating their mistakes. Presumably they repeat their triumphs too, but Vonnegut tends to focus on the miserable, inevitable, egg-inyour-face events that define and demoralize humanity. When the timequake ends, free will is restored to all the people who never really knew how to use it anyway. Chaos ensues, but that isn’t really the point. If there is a point at all, it’s that life is a humiliation to be endured and enjoyed, if possible. Vonnegut and the novel itself are characters in T’imeqtiake. Also appearing is Kilgore Trout, Vonnegut’s frequent alter-ego, a hero/bag-lady/science fiction writer who declares that “being alive is a crock of shit.” Even when stripping the sentimentality away from life’s pleasures and the ridiculous notions we have about ourselves, Vonnegufretains a sense of wonder that he lovingly attributes to his family and friends. He quotes them frequently

throughout fimeqd~ and is a staunch supporter of extended family values, deeming them necessary to life. It is the biographical details of Timeq&e that make it seem like a possible farewell. Vonnegut writes that his first wife Jane called him when she was dying of cancer and “asked me, as though I knew, what would determine the exacr moment of her death.” Vonnegut creates a story about her death for her, but she has also created a story for him by giving him chat opportunity, Death is always present in Timeq2ide, as it is in life. Vonnegut is a rare writer, capable of juxtaposing the baseness and purity of things, often with the realization that rhey are codependent. No one captures the random joy and hellishness of being alive the way-that he does. Even in his most blunt statements, Vonnegut is compassionate and happy for the people he loves who have any sort of fairh to carry them through their lives. It is that underlying compassion that secures the value of his work for anyone willing to recognize that life is horrible and yet find happiness in being alive.


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The scam of the centurv The Bre-X Fraud Douglas Goold and Andrew Willis ilikaaad@kH $27.99,

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by Andrew Krywaniuk Imprint staff


never thought I’d read a book about the Bre-X affair, just like I don’t plan to ever read one about the O.J. trial, Bre-X may have been the stock market scam of the century, but it has been so widely publicized and so over-analyzed that I couldn’t see myself wading through a whole book about it. Well, I was both right and wrong. For anyone who has been living in a black hole over the last few years, Bre-X is a small Al bertan mining company that went from the biggest success story in gold mining history to the biggest fraud, all in the course of a week. What seemed to be the largest gold find in history crumbled into dust when an independ-

ent consultant found evidence of “salting” (adding gold to core samples). Bre-X is not just, as Jack Geller of the Ontario Securities Commission once put it, “a $5 million scam by some worn-out geologists that somehow got hyped into a $3.5 billion promotion.” The mining fraud serves a more catalytic role, as the’backdrop for a tale of human greed and corruption. Michael de Guzman, the known perpetrator of the salting scandal, may have been nothing more than a geologist trying to prove his controversial (and apparently correct) theory that gold is often found in volcanic deposits along fault lines. But, in doing so, he unleashed a monster. Rival mining companies employed sleaze tactics to fight for a piece of the action. Barrick Resources used its heavyweight board of directors (including both Brian Mulroney and George Bush) to curry favour with the Indonesian president’s daughter. Market analysts promoted the

J stock wholeheartedly, having failed to do their homework. The Indonesian government demanded continually larger slices of the pie. In the end, it came down to the fact that there simply was no gold. Investors, businessmen, and government officials had all been acting like crybabies over a worthless pile of rock. The accusations and the reprisals that surface in the wake of a scandal can shed light on the true nature of our society. The collective greed and gullibility of all parties involved led Goold and Willis to classify the scandal as ‘&a fable for our times.” Z&Bre-X Fraudis an elegant retelling of this colourful saga, It recounts the events leading up to the revelations from a wide variety of perspectives and it presents vivid biographies of the characters who were involved. Despite being initially ambivalent to the story, I was immediately captivated by its opening statements. Unfortunately, 1 wasn’t 272pagti captivated.









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by Scott Imprint

Preston staff


he second book by “musicologisc” Alan Cross is not really a book of sorts. It is more of a collection of little facts which he has come up with from research for his music show, organized by years and put in print form. If you listen to his show each week, you have a pretty good idea of what this book is all about. If you don’t, this book might surprise you. In the preface, he describes this book as “information

packaged in Reudds D~g~~8-style for easy, bite-sized consumption,” which is pretty true. Other than the boring introduction where he tries to define “alternative” music, most pages can be read in a matter of minutes, Alan Cross has made a desperate attempt to come up with interesting facts that make you say “Oh cool!” as he puts it, but many of these facts could be omitted. There are entire sections devoted to the real names of rock stars, or all of the different scuffles that Oasis have been in. Why? Here are some of the facts from one section called “366 days of new rock.” From ,Tune 10, 1996: Damon Albam turns down an offer from Cmmopoh2n to pose

nude. From July 2, 1992: Pearl Jam open for U2 in Verona, Italy on the Zooropa tour. Fluff. Some facts also appear in more than one place in the book, and become quite repetitive by the time the reader is halfway through. There are some cool facts in the book, but you have probably heard them in headlines many times before. A heavy dose of facts about Kurt Cobain’s suicide could have been omitted; it’s just been so overdone. Delving a little deeper into other aspects of the book would have made it a little more interesting. The title has nothing to do with the book other than shameless promotion of the radio station. It’s a good bathroom reader, if nothing else.



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LongPig, is about Alex Berry,

a Business Graduate who is oking to show the world he can make ‘it. He wants to do this through bringing out an invention that will change everyone’s lives. The only problem is that he has no money to produce the invention. Enter TVevangelist Jim Tickell, a man who will invest in the most idiotic venture to prove his faith in God and God’s support of his-work. And then there is Tickell’s wife, a waitress, a cannibal, and a bunch of other people that come in through the course of the book that are completely non-substantial. If you couldn’t tell from the

description of the story above, Long Pig is a comedy. Unfortunately for the reader, it is noe an entertaining read. It does not lend itself to the reader in any way. I’m still confused over whothe narrator exactly is. All in all, Loprg pig is one of the most annoying books I have read in a long while. That being said, on to the review, As stated before, the book does not lend itself to be read. Using imagery like a blanket, detail is spewed out at a constant rate, describingeverythingaround to no avail. So much so that half way through the book, I got lost. The narrator started to describe himself, but I still have no idea who he was, for he/she seemed like a god, omnipotent, all-knowing, all-seeing. Detail is good for the story, because it opens it up to the reader, making the world real to the imagination of the reader. And ehere are many books that have incredible amounts of imagery and description that do not lend


itself to be read, but you do so for the challenge, and it could be a great book. However, Long pi9 just continued to frustrate me to no end. Another downside to the book was that it was political, then religious, then a psychological study of a man’s breakdown after a murder. The book cannot stay on track as it feels it must give you a history of different semi-main character in full. This only serves to aggravate the reader by giving more history then is needed, and of course more of that incredibly inane detail. Again, Jon Stephen Fink’s LongPigis one of the most obnoxious books I have read to date. It was just a little too much wading through pointless embellishments to find out the point of the book, even though its about the fundamentalism and business culture of America. Personally, if you want to know about that, see WallS~~~ef. : Star Wars, a- Tois, . Or Traders. Don’t read Lang+g*

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by Scott Imprint

Preston St&

Well, here’s a novelty. Rather than songs inspired by the movie, or a movie inspired by songs, this is an actual “original soundtrack.” Which means that these songs actually appear in the movie! This is another soundtrack to add to the pile of “cool” new soundtracks to accompany “cool” new movies, filled with “cool” artists. All the buzz bands are here: Prodigy, Beck, Sneaker Pimps, and The Cardigans. And what movie starring Ewan McGregor would be complete without an eight minute song from Underworld? With a lineup like this, it’s bound to be a guaranteed hit, right? Not so. Lifeless, uninspired tunes from the Cardigans and Prodigy are used because they are recognizable “buzz” bands, but add little in terms of quality. The first track, “Deadweight,” by Beck, has been getting a fair bit of air play lately, and with good reason; it’s a great song. The title song “A Life Less Ordi-

by Klaus Imprint

Steden staff

This album, unlike its movie namesake, is pretty decent. In keeping with the recent trend of shit movies with great soundtracks, 2”I+3eJ.&~is sixteen storming tracks, only two ofwhich are actually crappy. It is fairly techno-oriented, but it has slices from all over the musical spectrum, and so should appeal to a broad audience. This is a CD to really dig; very grooveintense, from the intense techno of Moby, to laid back acid-tinged sounds of Primal Scream and Massive Attack, a wild and nary” by Ash is a real standout as well. Both set the tone for the better part of the first ten songs, and then the album falls apart. Mixing in Elvis Pfesley and Alabama with many of today’s better artists is like trying to mix sand and water; it just doesn’t work. Folk Implosion steal the soundtrack once again with “Kingdom of Lies,.” much the same way as they did on the Ku3 soundtrack with “Natural One.” If you are a completist, and have to have everything that Beck and Folk Implosion have done, buy this album. If not, just go and see the movie.

very catchy Prodigy track and some lesser lights who turn up to shine - Fatboy Slim, Lunatic Calm, and Dollshead. Granted, there are mainstream morsels here Angsty DiFranco doing what she does best, and a Bush re-mix, which - surprise, surprise - sucks as hard as the original. Yes, even Goldie can’t save them from their own lack of talent, The one track everyone should hear is Black Grape’s “Get Higher,” if only for the (highly-doctored) samples of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and wife Nancy, discussing their mutual love of drugs. This album &l/grow on you. It’s nicely laid out, with minimal filler, and nice set of grooves to keep you interested. As for the movie, who can tell? Go see the original Day ofrh~ J&&l, But you can, go out .and pick this disc up - it’s well worth it.

by Mike McKay special to Imprint If you were to judge the band by the cover of the CD, you wou1d probably write them off as a cheesy metal band from the 80s trying to make a lame comeback in the 90s. Words like “Death” in a band name send the message of talent-less metal, and the gratuitous tattoo images on the cover only help to foster the cheese factor. But as it turns out, Death in Vegas is actually one of many new technojambient acts trying to capitalize in this surge of “electronica,” and to their credit they do a fme job. The album has a waterfall effect, for it begins with a very lively funky groove and a be-bop-idty cool cat spoken word, but by the third song the album trips into a psychedelic reel of ambience. Although the album seemed to lack unity it still draws you in. But why? Death in Vegas is more than another technolambient act because they actually use instruments (drums, flute,

by Mark Imprint

Besz staff

This new album by the Leslie Spit Treeo is also a double CD offering, obviously following in the footsteps of Smashing Pumpkins. But on top of this, it’s also a double album rock ‘n’ roll adventure. This doesn’t change the fact that now you can’1isten to not just one, but two really bad CDs. These albums are bad. Really, really bad. Not only do the songs get on your nerves, mixing a redneck, light punk sound with light adult alternative, but also included is -get this-Camp Cariboo. Yes, to really piss you off they have these two munchkin Camp Cariboo people going through their adventures to become rock stars. They travel to a big record company, get lost, fall down big holes, find a dog, etc., all between songs. Why? God knows, but this goes on for two hours of listening ple’asure. They do songs about dogs, cookies, rejection, and

guitar, bass, saxophone and a harmonica) to compliment the computer generated sounds. This multitude of sounds is far more musical than many of their contemporaryambient acts, and is actually more of a modern techno jazz than the gruesome category of “electronica” would suggest. After seeing Death in Vegas perform live (with real instruments) one develops a new respect for what they are trying to do. Deud Elwis is a well orchestrated and hypnotic musical journey, but the band has not created a radio friendly sound and therefore will remain unknown. they even cover “0 Canada” and “How Much Is That Doggie?” by Bob Snider, all with the lead singer’s nasal croon. Oh God, what fun. Yeah, this may sound more harsh than it should be against the Leslie Spit Treeo, but you didn’t have to sit through it. You’d probably do worsq,


by Frank Imprint

Friday, November 28, 1997

Yang staff

This collection is titled “‘The Very Best Of John Lennon,” and there’s not much to say beyond that. This culls 20 tracks from the various albums Lennon released from 1971 *s Jokn hflon PkWic One Band through 198I’s Do&k Faffr;asy, as well as some singles. The obvious cuts are included “Give Peace A (*‘Imagine,” Chance”), as are some more obscure tracks. Ignoring the Beatlemania ‘96 cash-grab angle, this is the fust collection of John Lennon’s solo work in 15 years, and is welcome if only for the inclusion of “Working Class Hero,” which the previous compilation left out. The package is tastefully done, with none of the Polytel chintz of its

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predecessor. Track info and various studio photographs of Lennon are provided, and that’s all. No essays or testimonials. The songs speak of Lennon’s brilliance far louder than any rock historian could. A thorough listening of this record shows just why the Beatles had to break up. Lennon’s subject matter was becoming increasingly political and spiritual, and would no longer fit alongside Paul McCartney’s compositions. Compare any of Lennon’s al bums from the 70s to anything released by Wings. Two completely different artists pursuing completely different goals. Thankfully, there is nothing on this album like “Revolution #9,” nor does Yoko Ono make her presence known. Instead, there are 20 masterpieces like “Instant Karma” and “#9 Dream.” This album is the best of John Lennon, He was the greatest songwriter of our time, .and that’s all you need to know.

Krywaniuk staff

This 1995 ten-tracker could easily have been No Doubt’s breakthrough CD, had it received more exposure. The album’s sound is very similar to the band’s current release, i?.u$+ Kingdom, although it bares a more traditional ska edge, even delving into pure reggae on occasion. Lead singer Gwen Stefani’s overbearing vocal performances remain true to form as she strains out her angst-laden lyrics. The musicianship is a bit less polished than on Tr@k Kingdom, but it still shines. Several of the songs even have legitimate single potential, especially “By the Way” and “Blue in the” The only real downside to the album is that 1 can’t look at the cover without being seriously revolted.

by Christopher Giesler special to Imprint Subtitled “The Original Punk Rock Taste,” this compilation boasts a number of forefront, kick-in-the-head punk rock bands interlaced with a variety of surfacing bands. Among the most notable bands, Hi-Standard, a melodic hardcore pop-punk trio from Japan belt out “Fighting Fists,” a track which truly offers a highenergy rush. Otherout-there-andin-your-face bands featured are Britain’s Goober Patrol who contribute “Biggest Joke,” and SoCal pop-punk band MxPx with “DOing Time” off’ their newest release Life In Generbl. The Queers interject a gnarly cover of the Beach Boys surf song “Don’t Back Down,” while the band Shades Apart delivers a lackingcoverof “Tainted Love” midway through the compilation. lf punk-influenced ska is closer to your desired genre, check out Mustard Plug or Less Than Jake. Both bands produce an intense dash of misfit jazz and band style cemented with guitars.

In its entirety, this compilation is fairly modified. It presents a decent assortment of punkstyles bundled in I9 tracks or 46 mostlywell-used minutes. Citlema Beef Nuts accomplishes what any compilation should: tormenting the listener into wanting to buy its featured bands. Perhaps all the bands on this compilation aren’t worth the almighty buck, but there are certainly a few bands that would be welcomed additions to anyone’s punk/ska collection. Of all the featured bands on this album, no other offered a level of aggressiveness superior to AFL Their accelerated, ferocious, to the point and, at times, melodic style will have you screaming for more, AFI is a fourpiece band based in Berkeley, California, and ‘have recently toured with the likes of The OffspringandStrungOut.Theirnewest production was released on November 11 and is called Shut Yuw Mod and Open YOW Eyes. If “He Who Laughs Last,” AFI’s feitured track, is any indication of things to come, their new release is a must-have. To check out these bands, as well as others on the Hopeless label, search the Hopeless website at



by Natalie Imprint

Gillis staff

Given the unusual mix of artists on this album, Liw from 6A romising, at first. Com-

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selves are far from superb. Cake’s “The Distance,” Matthew Sweet’s “Do Ya” and 3 1 l’s “Down” are not worth a second listen. Even Bjork’s “Human Behaviour” and David Bowie’s “Dead Man Walking,” though well executed, elicit little more than a yawn. This is not to say that there are no good songs on the album;

Picken staff

Hey, brush apes and rug cutters! Whether you’re an Oliver Twist, or all feet,0scil’lasin’IUy& is a whangdoodle that’11 make you want to drag a sock. It’s the bee’s knees, the cat’s pyjamas, the frog’s eyebrows, so all you hep cats will want to grab your biscuits, get half cut on giggle water and button shine all night long. This disc offers an hour of the flippest tracks from a great era that are guaranteed to keep your dogs hopping. You got Benny Goodman and his Orchestra doing “Let’s Dance,” the classics ‘Stardust” and “Satin Doll” by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, selections by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, plus tracks from the great Count Basie and Les Brown and a whole lot more, Don’t be a flat tire or a wurp, be a sharpshooter; dip into your anchor and collar yourself a copy of Oscillafin ’ Rrn and show all those ground grippers what swinging is all about.

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Bob Dylan

Kinloch’s Fantasy

Time Out Of Mind

A Curious Coll&tion of Scottish Sonatas and Reels Marquis




Bruner, Graham Dunn, Mike Olley, Greg Picken, Scott Preston and Klaus Steden


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Within the Tears of Winter Rachael’s Surrender &mph


Wrecked hmm9ps Those of you familiar with KMFDM will likely also be familiar, at least in name, with their favourite prodigal son, Raymond Watts, a.k.a. Pig. lV,+&e~ is his third solo release, and it’s pretty good. KMFDM fans will be well-acquainted with the sound and style - edgy and driven, but Pig doesn’t descend into the depths of selfparody that KMFDM is most famous for. Recommended. -KS



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This collection is curious indeed. Most of these pieces date back to the baroque era of the 17* or Hh century, with the traditional features of persistent rhythm, mathematical structures, and clever harpsichord melodies. While the more modern pieces retain the same instruments, the violin becomes a fiddle and we are thrown into the realm of full-blooded Scottish wallops. Overall, a very enjoyable album. -EB


Another electro-goth band gone horribly wrong. When, oh when, will people learn that angst and a good MIDI setup do not a band make? Moaned, off-key lyrics and uninspired drum tracks combine with someone testing out their new Korg Prophecy, defming a new level in aural abuse. ?Iopefully a first release, chalk it up to a learning experience and move along, nothing to see here. -GD

Uma, delete bin. Delete bin, Uma. You’re gonna get along just fine. Uma have stolen the Skydiggers’ lead singer, but why? _ --SP

Bob can still do it thirty years later. Eleven new songs, averaging six minutes, all in his usual blues-folk-rock style with his always powerful and poetic lyrics. Best of all, this recording captures him at his best, improvisational and spontaneous, and while being a studio album, gives the impression of an intimate live performance. An excellent return for the king of folk-rock and a great addition to any collection, as your first or latest Bob Dylan CD.

Ok, let’s get real. This is 1997, people. Features the track “nobodycares.” Kind of ironic, isn’t it? -CP

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Rooms for rent in a 3-bedroom house. Near universities, as heating, basic amentities. $3250 aA O/month/room. Call 725-5348. &t your own landlord1 LlC8nSed stud& lodging for sale. Well built house, garage, 6 bdrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 livin rooms, 2 baths. Call Gudrun, Coldwell- ii anker at (519) 884-0392. 1 mm bf f Ihedt laiZ& pZ?g. “4’nmtnthi ;ZJ~W 2 April. 73ColumblaStreet, W. (near Hazel). $325./month + utilities. Call 746-1646. A room for rent In a 3-bedroom apartment. Near UW. Summer 1998. g;Z!;/month (utilities included}. Call 725hooh for rant -extra large room, pnvate, furnished, TV, cable, hydro, heating included. Parking available. kitchen privileges, walking distance to UW (McDougall Rd.)Available Jan. l/98$350/ mo. 888-0832.

The Lyric Nlghtclub in downtown Kitchener. Bus trips, special events and birthday parties eve Saturday. We offer recession prices, F1 EE concerts, Free VIP lounge, FREE food, FREE prizes and free access to Metropolis Night Club, located across the street. You, your organization or choice of charity can make lotsof cash! Call 749-2121 -ask for the Manager and we will help you organize your event. Are you taking german? Would you like some extra help in speaking, learning and practice. Price is $8.00 per hour. Please call Claudia at 576-1227. Has school torn you away from the one you love?Read “Loving Your LongDistance Relationship’by Stephen Blake and find out how to stay in love while being apart. Only $9.99! Ask for it at your campus bookstore, Chapters, Smithbooks, Coles, or on the internet at Peace, joy, love to aH. If youaretroubled by a possible pregnancy caD a friend at Birthright 579-3990. Free shuttle bus to the Lyric Nightclub on Saturday nights. Leaving from University Plaza at lo:45 p.m., tl:40 p.m., 12:30a.m.. Returning 1:45a.m.and2:10 a.m. If you don’t hear us on the radio ... hear us at New progressive rock!

LSAT-MCAT-GMAT-GRE Prep on campus PREP! Course formats range from 20 to 80 hours. 20 hour weekend courses available for $195. Richardson Since 1979 - or learn 8 or I-800-41 O-prep.

GONE MISSING: Sandi McGiver alias the Dancing Turkey Flower has been abducted. Last year our turtle went missing. Needless to say that we would like them returned to the Turnkey Desk, no questions asked. If at any time someone has the need to spend time with the turtle or Sandi McGiver just let us know . ..we can lend our prize possessions out. Contact Nancy O’Neil at the Turnkey Desk. Rooms in the Village Residence are available for immediate occupancy. Inquire at the Housing Office, Village I or phone 888-4567, ext. 3704 or ext. 3705 for further info on the villages. Guided selfichange of alcohol use: for individuals who may have concerns about the amount they are drinking and want to cut down. Call Counselling Services, ext. 2655 to find out more. The KW Sexual Assault Support Cantre is holding a series of 6 workshops 0~1 “Anger: part of the healing path” for wotnen survivors of child sexual assault. Tuesday evenings from October 28 December 2/97. Offered in a rural location and free of charge. For more info or to reaister. call 571-0121. Scholarshlpfundsareavailablethrough

XC-Ski Instructors wanted to teach adult beginners the basics of classic, skating and downhill skiing techniques. 10 lessons, January and February, 2 hours per lesson, once or twice per week. Pay depends on qualifications. Contact Marc Adams, Waterloo Region Nordic Ski Club, at 888-0269 or Spring Break & New Years! Travel FREE by organizing small groups to Montreal, New Orleans, Florida and Mexico. We also have great ski trips! Call Breakaway Tours at l-800-465 4257, ext. 310 for FREE promo kit. Babysitter wanted - Regina and Noecker area. Children 3, 5 & 8 yrs. Hours vary, use of computer while sitting. Call after 5 p.m. 888-0123, Computer Hair, KW’s unique Hair imaging Salon, is looking for models. The only requirement is shoulder length hair or longer. Successful applicants will receive a FREE computerized hair makeover. Call Computer Hair: 5710557. Earn FREE trips and cash! We are a university travel company specializing in packages for students. We are needing representatives. Spring break destinations are skiing-AlbertaIBC or sun in the Carribbean, Mexico, Florida. Call Lloyd collect at 416-760-6437 or emaii: Relief Stati to work with individuals with developmental challenges. Experience, minimum 8-month commitment. Send resume to Don Mader, KW Habilitation Services, 108 Sydney Street, S., Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 3V2. Certified part-time ski & snowboard instructors required for ski area located close to Waterloo. Contact: John Peters, Program Director at Caledon Ski Club, telephone (519) 927-9975, fax 927-9974 or e-mai I (519) skirus@

Daytona Beach Spring Break ‘98 - support the party from $99.00. Book before November31/97. Call DwaynelBrad 8867567 or l-800-962-8262

Triplex for sale - Ur,iversity and Erb. Income: $1,71 O./month. Fully leased to reliable tenants. Call 884-0235.

the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America’s PROJECT: Learn MS ‘98 Essay Competition. June 5, 1998 is deadline. To obtain registration form and info call l-800-LEARN MS. Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Awards for Study in a Second Official Language. Several $5,000 scholarships are being offered to undergraduate students across Canada to study at another Canadian university in their second official language (French or English). Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, currently enrolled in the second or third year of their first undergraduate university program. Students must have sufficient ability in their second official language to pursue studies in that language. Application deadline is January 30, 1998. For further information and application forms, contact the Student Awards Office. Waterloo Community Arts Centre located in the Button Factory offers classes & workshops in Visual Arts, Dance, Music and Writing for adults and children. Call 886-4577 for info. Renison Collega is now accepting residence applications from undergraduate students for both the winter and

The Ret PalsProgram is currently looking for volunteers for wheelchair hockey on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at the small gym of the PAC. For more info. call Charina at 746-4039. The City of Waterloo Volunteer Sewices (888-6468) is currently recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Volunteer Drivers: are needed to driie older adults to and from a senior day away program. Volunteer Shoppers: are needed to assist older adults unable to do their own grocery shopping. Must have reliable transportation. Wonders of Winter Volunteers: are needed to assist the Christmas Light Festival at Waterloo Park. Positions available include: Chair of Volunteer Committee, Ceremonies and Special Events, Advertising and Promotions, Concessions Manager, Display Chair, and Fund Raising Chair. Telephone Security: needed to phone isolated seniors. A 2.5 hour per week commitment is required. Office Volunteers: are needed to assist with receptionist duties such as answering phones and assisting customers. Volunteer tutors ars needed to tutor students on a one-to-one basis in written and oral English. Tutors meet students on campus, usually once a week for 1-2 hours for 1 term. If you have a good working knowledge of English, are patient, friendly, dependable, and would like to volunteer, register at the International Student Office, NH 2080. For more info about the program, call ext. 2814 or e-mail darleneewatservl . Elg Sisters requires female volunteers (20 years and older) to make a positive difference in a child’s life. Next training sessions commence Nov. 8197. Call 743-5206 for info/register. Leisure Support Servicesrequiresvolunteers for exciting new track and field team for athletes with disabilities. One evening/week for 8 weeks. Call 7412228. Waterloo Girl Guides wants energetic, enthusiastic young women to be leaders for all ages (5-14 years), within the university vicinity. No experience needed! For info call Ann at 746-2662. Volunteers are needed to tutor students at a secondary school in Baden. This is an ideal experience for anyone wishing to get into Teacher’s College. Call Bill Bond at 634-5441 between 8:OO am - 4:OODm Aquatic volunteers are needed to assist adultsand children with disabilities.

spring trms in 1998. for further info contacct the Residence Off ice, Renison College at 884-4404, ext. 611 Exchanges to France or Germany for 1998-99; awards of $1,200 to undergraduates and graduates. Deadline January 16,1998. Forms available from Maria Lange, IPO, Needles Hall, room 3015. Distingished Teacher Awards: to nominate your outstanding professor, lab demonstrator, or teaching assistant for the Distinguished Teacher Award, contact TRACE, MC 4055, ext. 3132. Deadline is Feb. 6, 1998. The region’s waste reduction office asks all residents to keep Blue Box and cart recycling safe. Keep snow and ice cleared from around your recycling container. Ensure that your recycling eontainer is visible and placed at the end of yor driveway for easy access by the recycling drivers. Snowy weather has arrive&! Please help the City of Waterloo keep the sidewatks clear of snow for seniors, wheelchairs, disabled and all persons in general. Please shovel and keep cars off streets so snowplows can do their job.

Will adapt to your schedule, Receive free pool pass. Waterloo Swimplex, Breithaupt Centre and Lyle Hallman Pool. call Deb 741- 2226. Volunteers sought to assist individuals with a disability at recreation programs. Be a Leisure Support Volunteer. Great for course requirements or job experience. Call Deb at 741-2226 Assist a 4 year old boy with a disability to participate in a craft and playtime program. Saturday morning 10:OO am noon. Training and support provided. Call Deb at 741-2226. Gain valuable work experience. Explore leisure activities with group of adults with developmental disabilites. Friday nights 7-1Opm Call 741-2228 Inner City Neighbourhood Association needs volunteers to distribute, collect and analyse 60 surveys for space inventory, assist with Drop in Program for pre-schoolers/parents/caregivers, and to assist with drop in sports programs for teens. Call Mary Ann, 7442617. Prueter Pu bllc School (Union-Lancaster area) needs volunteers to work in classrooms or with individual students. Call Jane Horne 578-0910. Boy Scouts of Canada needs you! Leader and volunteers are required to help run our weekly events. if you enjoyed the Scouting movement, please call Sonia at 885-4744 and help our young kids! Big Brothers of Kitchener-Waterloo needs volunteers for one-to-one matching or group activities. Call us today at 579-5150. Lexington Public School is looking for volunteers to help in classrooms and to work with individual students. Please Call Brigitta at 747-3314. Interested in the arts? The Waterloo Community Arts Centre has numerous volunteer opportunities available. Call 886-4577 or drop by at 25 Regina Street, South, Waterloo. Volunteer needed to spend couple hours/week with elderly women with Alzheimers. (very meaningful study break) In exchange for a meal. Please call Jennifer at 886-5377. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please contact Sue Coulter at the Volunteer Action Centre at 742-8610. Quote the position number at the end of the description when you call. Please visit the Volunteer Action Centre’s website at: http:// vacfiles/vac.htm ,.. Join the Symphony :#130-2138. You

can join the Volunteer Committee and help with the special events including program coordination, decorating, desktop publishing or public relations. Office assistants are needed to answer the phone and do mailings. Library asistants are needed to catalogue and file musicia I scores. Fundralsing Guru Needed: #0501191. A group of Neighbourhood Watch volunteers need an experienced fundraiser leader to direct their efforts. Be a Fitness Ambassador: #0522143-47. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for volunteers with an interest in exercise and healthy lifestyles to promote fitness events in the community. If you are an active person wih good communication and organization skills this is an opportunity to gain fundraising leadership experience. A jump rope for heart Chairperson is also needed to coordinate this schoolbased event. Child Cara Volunteers: #092-2139. A downtown program is looking for volunteers who enjoy supervising and entertain children aged 2 months to 10 years. Previous experience in childcare is required. Volunteers work Wednesday mornings for three hours. Receptionist: #092-838. An agency working with people new to Canada needs a volunteer who enjoys meeting people from different ethnic backgrounds. The person will work with a staff member to learn receptin duties. Volunteers are allowed to make up their own schedule during the week. A 3 to 6 month commitment is required. Enjoy Cooking: #046-2156. Share your love of cooking with people who want to gain skills in food preparation. You will work with a staff member and people of a psychosocial rehabilitation group. The UW Office for students with disabilities is looking for students to volunteer as “Peer Helpers” for the Winter Term. Applications can be picked up in room 2051, Needles Hall. Operation Christmas Child - Canadians fill shoe boxes with a variety of gifts and send them to the Kitchener station to be inspected/sorted/packed before they are sent to children in Costa Rica, Vietnam, etc. for Christmas+ Volunteers are needed from Dec. 1 to Dec. 13/97 for inspecting shoe boxes, taping and sorting boxes, packing boxes in cartons, etc. Excellent opportunity to volunteer with a group or your friends. Hours are flexible or shifts as follows: Mon. to Fri. 9:30-l 2:30,1 :00-4:00,4:00-7:0Oor7:009:O0. Saturday 9:30-l :00 or 1:OO-5:O0. Call Sandy at 578-6158 for info.


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